Statements about Federal Budget
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.
Says U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposal "eliminates Medicare" in 10 years.
"The federal government is spending 25 percent of our entire economy versus 100 years ago we spent only 2 percent."
Says Republican state Sen. Alberta Darling offered "unqualified support" for a plan to end Medicare
Says the U.S. borrows "42 cents of every dollar Washington spends today and about half of that comes from countries like China."
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wis., "and his fellow Democrats went on a spending spree and now their credit card is maxed out"
One of every two Wisconsin residents are "on some kind of government handout."
Says President Barack Obama’s debt commission recommended converting Medicare "to a system where Medicare participants are given a voucher to purchase insurance in the private market."
Says Paul Ryan "voted for two wars that were unpaid for, voted for the Bush tax cuts that were unpaid for, voted for the prescription drug bill that cost as much as my health care bill -- but wasn't paid for."
Says $38 billion in spending cuts in federal budget compromise is "less than $1 billion in real cuts."
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