Statements about Federal Budget
"It’s been 4 and a half years since the United States Senate passed a budget."
Says 70,000 children "have lost their Head Start slots" because of the sequester.
Says the U.S. fleet of attack submarines is scheduled to fall below the 48 boats that Navy says it needs to carry out current missions.
Paul Ryan’s budget "keeps the Obamacare taxes and spending cuts that paid for Obamacare, but then cuts all of the benefits."
"The National Science Foundation spent $1.2 million paying seniors to play World of Warcraft to study the impact it had on their brain."
Says budget savings by reducing pay and benefits for federal employees total $103 billion over 10 years -- more than $50,000 per worker.
Says Eric Cantor voted to assure Congress would be paid if the government shut down and against guaranteeing troops would be paid.
"Tim Kaine doubled down in his support of devastating defense cuts, saying the ‘the deal was the right thing to do.’"
"When I left the Senate, we were on a trajectory towards a balanced budget."
President Obama budget request for veterans is "more than double the amount in constant dollars appropriated in 1980, when the veterans population was larger by a third."
If Congress froze the current spending level and then cut it by 2 percent annually, "we could balance the budget in five years."
Says the Congressional Budget Office has estimated "every penny of the federal budget will go to interest on the debt and entitlement spending by 2025."
George Allen "voted for 40,000 earmarks."
President Obama's "budget would call for about $25 trillion in debt by the end of his term, if he was re-elected."
"I was one of about a dozen (senators) who voted against the Bridge to Nowhere."
The national debt increased $16,000 every second George Allen served in the U.S. Senate.
Thomas Jefferson expressed "strong support" for a balanced budget amendment in 1798.
"The estimated savings of this (debt ceiling) deal only pay for half of the cost of extending all of the Bush-era tax cuts for another decade."
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