Statements about Federal Budget

Says Paul Ryan "wants to cut Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 10 million students."

As a congressman, Mark Neumann "voted four times to increase our debt."

Says U.S. Senate opponent Eric Hovde "supported billions in stimulus for high-speed rail"  and "billions more to bail out banks."

Says U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde has ‘no problem with raising taxes.’  

"Donna Shalala left me with 12 million doses" of smallpox vaccine and "I created enough" to vaccinate "every man, woman and child against smallpox in America."

A study showed that President Barack Obama’s health-care reforms will "devastate Wisconsin" by pushing people off employer-sponsored insurance, driving up premiums, increasing dependency and making 122,000 people ineligible for Medicaid.

"Obamacare" is the "biggest tax increase in American history."

Says "Obamacare" is "the largest middle-class tax increase in history."

If the U.S. didn't borrow $1.2 trillion every year "to fund government operations," that money would be available "for entrepreneurs and business people to put to work creating jobs and building and expanding their businesses."

Says U.S. Senate rival Tommy Thompson said he wants to "do away with Medicare."

Since President Barack Obama took office, "you have 1,700 employees just at the Department of Transportation" earning over $170,000.

Says President Barack Obama wants to raise "the lowest (income) tax rate from 10 to 15 percent."

Says "Tommy Thompson's tax plan amounts to an average tax cut of almost $87,000 for the top 1 percent."

Says the federal government could save $175,587 by eliminating a study of the "connection between cocaine and risky sex habits of the Japanese quail."

Says U.S. Senate Democrats "have gone without any budget at all" for more than 1,000 days.

"President Obama has increased the federal workforce 192,000 individuals -- about 10 percent since he’s taken office -- while we’ve lost 2 million jobs."

The federal "limousine fleet has increased by 42 percent since Barack Obama took office."

Even a 100 percent tax on millionaires would only fund four months of government operations, failing to seriously address budget deficits and debt.

The federal government is spending $46,000 a year per family (or group of four) and could balance its budget by dropping that to $30,000.

Says U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin is backing President Barack Obama’s plan to pass a $1.5 trillion tax increase.

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