Statements about Federal Budget
On a balanced budget amendment.
Says Virginia House Republicans are sacrificing $5 million a day in U.S. funds by refusing to expand Medicaid.
Federal money for Medicaid expansion "is guaranteed for a few years and then goes away."
Mark Warner voted for "nearly $1 trillion in new taxes and $7 trillion in new debt."
Virginia is "the No. 1 recipient of federal dollars."
"The largest enterprise in the world is the federal government of the United States of America"
"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."
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