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Stacey Abrams on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes by Stacey Abrams OR click here for Stacey Abrams on other issues.
  • FactCheck: Tax bill might be "rigged" but economy doing well. (Feb 2019)
  • Invest in community businesses. (Sep 2017)
Michael Bennet on Budget & Economy
Click here for 9 full quotes by Michael Bennet OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • Stimulus bill avoided Depression; now we need infrastructure. (Oct 2010)
  • Stimulus bill limited because recession worse than expected. (Oct 2010)
  • Use paid back bank bailout funds to reduce the deficit. (Aug 2010)
  • Transparency on paying for tax cuts and spending programs. (Jul 2009)
  • Served two years as Denver Mayor's Chief of Staff. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
Joe Biden on Budget & Economy
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 20 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • Reduce spending by $1T; increase taxes by $600B; cut debt. (Feb 2013)
  • Increase debt ceiling & Commission on Fiscal Responsibility. (Sep 2011)
  • As banks become profitable, start fundamental reforms. (Sep 2011)
  • 1996: Accused of sweetheart deal on sale of personal home. (Oct 2010)
  • Obama’s economic plan focuses on middle class. (Oct 2008)
  • Deregulation got us into the housing crisis. (Oct 2008)
  • Balancing budget is about priorities; GOP made wrong choices. (Dec 2007)
  • Save Pentagon spending by getting the troops out of Iraq. (Dec 2007)
  • More transparency for hedge funds and private equity funds. (Aug 2007)
  • Invest in new programs by ending war & eliminating tax cuts. (Apr 2007)

    Bailout + Stimulus

  • $90B stimulus program had only 0.4% waste. (Oct 2012)
  • We inherited a god-awful mess; just level the playing field. (Oct 2012)
  • TARP stuck in our throats, but it worked. (May 2010)
  • Recovery Act is slowly making progress, but not good enough. (Feb 2010)
  • FactCheck: McCain didn’t “lurch” from “strong” to “crisis”. (Oct 2008)
  • Bail out Fannie & Freddie, fairly, to stabilize market. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Mike Bloomberg on Budget & Economy
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
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  • 2008: Wall Street executives deserve bonuses. (Sep 2010)
  • Turned NYC’s $5 billion deficit into a $4 billion surplus. (Jun 2007)
  • Balanced $6B deficit with higher property taxes. (Oct 2005)
Cory Booker on Budget & Economy
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
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  • 2010 recession: sold city buildings and raised city taxes. (Aug 2016)
  • We will not be able to cut our way out of the jobs crisis. (Nov 2013)
  • Paying your fair share isn't class warfare, it's patriotism. (Sep 2012)
  • Endorsed Gov. Christie's property tax agenda. (Jun 2012)
  • Replace spending with tax incentives to stimulate hiring. (Dec 2011)
  • Budget crisis: cut $60M in spending; cut municipal taxes. (Feb 2008)
  • Performance-based budgeting with no tax increases. (Feb 2002)
Steve Bullock on Budget & Economy
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  • Veto any budget in the red. (Jan 2017)
  • Be responsible, because our children are watching. (Jan 2013)
Pete Buttigieg on Budget & Economy
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    No stance on record.
Julian Castro on Budget & Economy
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  • Too-tight credit market hurts minority home ownership. (Jan 2017)
Hillary Clinton on Budget & Economy
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 30 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for 11 older headlines OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • No trumped-up trickle-down: reward work, not transactions. (Sep 2016)
  • Trump's plan costs 3.5M jobs; mine creates 10M jobs. (Sep 2016)
  • Jobs for you, not just prosperity for those at the top. (Sep 2016)
  • Committed to reducing corporate power not only Wall St. (Feb 2016)
  • Go after shadow banking industry, like Lehman Brothers. (Nov 2015)
  • We need bankruptcy reform, but we need the right kind. (Aug 2014)
  • 1998: Personally lobbied Congress against bankruptcy bill. (Apr 2014)
  • The economy is not working for middle class families. (Jan 2008)
  • 2000: Eight years of a great economy is not enough. (Jan 2007)
  • Co-sponsored bills totaling $502B in spending thru 2005. (Oct 2006)
  • Use tax dollars to upgrade infrastructure, not for stadium. (Oct 2000)
  • We have outlived the usefulness of Bretton Woods. (Jun 1999)
  • The economy creates consumers but cannot create citizens. (Jun 1999)
  • Invest in people instead of “smokestack chasing”. (Feb 1997)

    National Debt

  • Don't add a penny to the national debt. (Oct 2016)
  • Democrats would have paid off national debt in 2000s. (Jul 2015)
  • Look back to 1990s to see how I’d be fiscally responsible. (Dec 2007)
  • Balanced budget replaced with rising costs & falling wages. (Jun 2007)
  • Pay down debt & cut taxes within balanced budget. (Sep 2000)
  • Protect next generation by paying off national debt. (Aug 2000)

    Voting Record

  • Voted to limit credit card interest to 30%. (Jan 2008)
  • FactCheck: Consistently against making bankruptcy stricter. (Jan 2008)
  • 2005 bankruptcy bill was by big credit cards & lenders. (Jan 2008)
  • 1998: Opposed bankruptcy bill; 2001: supported it. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Opposes constitutional amendment for balanced budget. (Nov 2016)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
Bill de Blasio on Budget & Economy
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    No stance on record.
John Delaney on Budget & Economy
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Tulsi Gabbard on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senator (NY)
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  • Tighten our belts but carefully, not a "slash-only approach". (Oct 2012)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Mike Gravel on Budget & Economy
Libertarian for President; Former Democratic Senator (AK)
Click here for 6 full quotes by Mike Gravel OR click here for Mike Gravel on other issues.
  • Clinton’s 1990s military reductions created budget surplus. (May 2008)
  • Supports line-item veto; opposes signing statements. (Apr 2008)
  • Considered his bankruptcy as creditors donating to his cause. (Nov 2007)
  • Personal bankruptcy ok because money went to empower people. (Sep 2007)
  • Unequivocally Endorses The Common Sense Budget Act. (Dec 2006)
  • Make Office of Scientific Assessment to avoid cost overruns. (Jan 1972)
Kamala Harris on Budget & Economy
Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
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  • Prosecuted fewer foreclosure fraud cases than smaller states. (Aug 2017)
  • $20B for struggling homeowners during mortgage crisis. (Apr 2015)
John Hickenlooper on Budget & Economy
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  • Government can help in economic transition. (Jul 2016)
  • Increase budget reserves; extend job-creation tax credit. (Jan 2014)
  • Rebuild reserve fund after Great Recession. (Jan 2013)
  • State budgeting process must reflect revenue availability. (Nov 2011)
Larry Hogan on Budget & Economy
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  • Job #1: get government off our backs and out of our pockets. (Nov 2014)
Jay Inslee on Budget & Economy
Democratic WA Governor; Former Representative (WA-1)
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  • Leading state in job growth & personal-income growth. (Jan 2019)
  • New world economy is emerging from Great Recession. (Jan 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
John Kasich on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President
Click here for 18 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • 1995 shutdown on phony budget led to real balanced budget. (Apr 2017)
  • 1990s successful reform and leadership can happen again. (Apr 2017)
  • Ohio went from $8 billion deficit to $2 billion surplus. (Feb 2016)
  • We're nowhere close to a balanced budget; needs 3 things... (Jan 2016)
  • Working families are nervous with economic uncertainty. (Jan 2016)
  • Converted Ohio's $8B deficit to $2B surplus. (Nov 2015)
  • Economic theory is fine, but people need help. (Nov 2015)
  • No more silly deals; amendment for Balanced Budget. (Oct 2015)
  • Lift everybody and build a stronger America. (Aug 2015)
  • Wall Street is vital for the US, but often times too greedy. (Apr 2015)
  • National tour to call for a balanced-budget amendment. (Mar 2015)
  • Balanced Budget Forever: promote constitutional amendment. (Feb 2015)
  • 1989 had 3 budgets: Democrats'; President's; and Kasich's. (May 2006)
  • 1995 shutdown led to first balanced budget in 40 years. (May 2006)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley deters legitimate American business. (May 2006)
  • Require balanced budget; block grant everything to states. (Nov 1996)
  • Against ethanol subsidies, and all subsidies. (Apr 1999)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Amy Klobuchar on Budget & Economy
DFL Sr Senator (MN)
Click here for 13 full quotes by Amy Klobuchar OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Focus on issues affecting small business, rural America. (Apr 2019)
  • Cut $2.2 trillion over 10 years, in a balanced approach. (Oct 2012)
  • Cut discretionary spending like “bridge to nowhere”. (Oct 2006)
  • Fiscal responsibility in our federal budget. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. (Jul 2018)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
Seth Moulton on Budget & Economy
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  • Supports stimulus spending, according to Faith2Action. (Jul 2014)
  • Supports stimulus spending, according to PVS rating. (Sep 2014)
Beto O`Rourke on Budget & Economy
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
Click here for 3 full quotes by Beto O`Rourke OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Promote antitrust & regulations that promote competition. (Jan 2018)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Barack Obama on Budget & Economy
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 70 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for 33 older headlines OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • Broad economic change causes economic insecurity for workers. (Jan 2016)
  • Should economy benefit the few, or everyone? (Jan 2015)
  • FactCheck: Deficits cut in half, but still higher than 2008. (Jan 2014)
  • FactCheck: $2.5T deficit reduction is a debatable estimate. (Feb 2013)
  • $4T in deficit reduction: tax the top 1%. (Feb 2013)
  • Uphold full faith & credit of US; keep government open. (Feb 2013)
  • Home mortgage problems are holding back our economy. (Feb 2013)
  • After 10 years of war, it's time for nation-building at home. (Oct 2012)
  • Romney's plan will blow up the deficit or raise your taxes. (Oct 2012)
  • Economic patriotism instead of top-down policies. (Oct 2012)
  • $5T in tax cuts & $2T on defense is failed recipe from 2003. (Oct 2012)
  • Deficit came from two wars paid for on a credit card. (Oct 2012)
  • You elected me to tell the truth: The path ahead is hard. (Sep 2012)
  • House of cards collapsed in 2008; new rules now in place. (Jan 2012)
  • We don't need a Constitutional amendment to balance budget. (Jan 2012)
  • Obama economic stances compared to Romney. (Jan 2012)
  • Appoint bipartisan fiscal commission and re-establish PAYGO. (Jan 2010)
  • Some earmarks are defensible, if done in full light of day. (Jan 2010)
  • Some wealth of the last economic boom was illusory. (Sep 2009)
  • Bottom-up economics instead of trickle-down economics. (Jul 2008)
  • Focus on economic justice instead of macroeconomic policy. (Jul 2008)
  • OpEd: "Hope" translates into economic opportunity. (Jul 2008)
  • Take China “to the mat” about currency manipulation. (Dec 2007)
  • Supports federal programs to protect rural economy. (May 2004)
  • Freeze annual domestic spending for next five years. (Jan 2011)
  • The worst has passed, but the devastation remains. (Jan 2010)

    Financial Bailout

  • Took office in 2009 amid America's worst financial crisis. (Nov 2017)
  • OpEd: Each bailout revealed more of Washington's inside game. (Apr 2012)
  • Push mortgage refinancing; banks repay deficit of trust. (Jan 2012)
  • Establish a Financial Crimes unit; end era of recklessness. (Jan 2012)
  • Recession because Wall St. and Washington failed us. (Oct 2011)
  • 2008 financial collapse: final verdict on failed philosophy. (Sep 2011)
  • OpEd: Undermined message of restraint with new "investments". (Jul 2011)
  • OpEd: Economy recovering, but not feeling it on the street. (Jun 2011)
  • OpEd: Crisis means Obama won, but world's falling apart. (May 2010)
  • Worked on TARP & bank bailouts during 2008 transition. (May 2010)
  • We all hated the bank bailout; but it was necessary. (Jan 2010)
  • $1T avoided Depression; but I took office with $8T debt. (Jan 2010)
  • FactCheck: Obama's estimate of $8T deficit is closer to $3T. (Jan 2010)
  • G-20 produced "collective document" on global economy. (Apr 2009)
  • US will emerge from this recession, stronger than before. (Feb 2009)
  • Not enough to help those at the top: it doesn’t trickle down. (Oct 2008)
  • Pay attention to Main Street, not just Wall Street. (Sep 2008)
  • Regulate institutions for what they do, not what they are. (Aug 2008)
  • Free market needs proper government oversight. (Jul 2008)
  • Prosecute mortgager fraud; require full mortgage disclosure. (Jul 2008)
  • Latinos & blacks are hardest hit by housing & gas crises. (Jun 2008)
  • More accountability in subprime mortgages. (Feb 2008)
  • Help the homeowners actually living in their homes. (Jan 2008)
  • Accountability and oversight over the financial markets. (Jan 2008)
  • Modify some of the fraudulent & predatory lending practices. (Jan 2008)
  • Government regulation needed for when markets fail. (Aug 2007)

    Stimulus Package

  • We neglect nation-building here when we nation-build abroad. (Oct 2012)
  • OpEd: Stimulus bill derisively called "porkulus". (Feb 2012)
  • OpEd: Stimulus vote turned GOP into "party of No". (Sep 2010)
  • Recovery Act averted a second Great Depression. (Jan 2010)
  • Across-the-board tax cuts wouldn't stimulate economy. (Jan 2010)
  • Increased spending comes from Bush's automatic stabilizers. (Jan 2010)
  • Spending freeze now would be destimulative; later is better. (Jan 2010)
  • Restore Pay-As-You-Go law. (Jan 2010)
  • OpEd: Stimulus trillions must be borrowed, printed, or taxed. (Nov 2009)
  • We’re in the worst financial crisis since Great Depression. (Sep 2008)
  • Spending freeze is like a hatchet where you need a scalpel. (Sep 2008)

    Voting Record

  • Voted against limiting credit to 30%, because 30% too high. (Jan 2008)
  • I opposed both the 2001 and 2005 bankruptcy bills. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
Mike Pence on Budget & Economy
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
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  • Economic development grants at regional level, not cities. (Feb 2019)
  • Great Recession tax-&-spend policy led to weak recovery. (Sep 2018)
  • We've almost doubled the national debt; but not Indiana. (Oct 2016)
  • Change of leadership will lead to America's comeback. (Oct 2016)
  • Conservative principles lead to less debt & more jobs. (Jul 2016)
  • Amend state constitution to require a balanced budget. (Jan 2015)
  • Wealth begets wealth: finance economic development. (Dec 2013)
  • Moral obligation to stop piling debt onto future generations. (Jan 2012)
  • 2008: Lonely GOP dissent against Wall Street bailout. (Aug 2010)
  • Across-the-board tax relief stimulates broad-based growth. (Jan 2010)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Tim Ryan on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (OH-17)
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Bernie Sanders on Budget & Economy
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
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  • US "hottest economy" only applies to the wealthy. (Feb 2019)
  • Restructure debt so Puerto Rico can rebuild. (Nov 2018)
  • People are sick and tired of growth of wealth inequality. (May 2018)
  • Undermining unions led to 40-year decline in middle class. (Aug 2017)
  • 2008 Crash's foreclosures brought about by deregulation. (Nov 2016)
  • Income inequality is not moral and is not acceptable. (Jul 2016)
  • 2016 election is about ending decline of the middle class. (Jul 2016)
  • Should top 1/10 of 1% owns as much wealth as the bottom 90%? (Mar 2016)
  • Yes, limit size of government, but address inequality. (Feb 2016)
  • 2012: Supported fiscal cliff compromise package on taxes. (Feb 2016)
  • I led the effort against deregulation, but we lost. (Feb 2016)
  • We need a 21st-century Glass-Steagall legislation. (Feb 2016)
  • The greed of the billionaire class is destroying our economy. (Dec 2015)
  • Almost all new wealth goes to the top 1%. (Oct 2015)
  • Economic justice: Address root causes of economic inequality. (Sep 2015)
  • Economic issues take a larger toll on minority groups. (Jun 2015)
  • Break up large banks; add fees for high-risk investments. (Apr 2015)
  • We've transferred trillions from middle class to the top 1%. (Apr 2015)
  • Comprehensive 12-step agenda for moving America forward. (Jan 2015)
  • Dairy price fluctuations help no one but speculators. (Oct 2012)
  • Why did we bail out South Korea? (Dec 2010)
  • Middle class spending $2,200 each to bail out Wall Street. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • CC:No Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment. (Jul 2018)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Howard Schultz on Budget & Economy
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President
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  • Debt ceiling agreement and balanced budget will save economy. (Sep 2011)
Eric Swalwell on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Donald Trump on Budget & Economy
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • 1999: one-time wealth tax on top 1% to reduce national debt. (Jan 2019)
  • FactCheck: Economy turned around before Trump took office. (Dec 2018)
  • Campaigned for Glass-Steagall; but administration opposes it. (Apr 2017)
  • Restart engine after worst financial recovery in 65 years. (Feb 2017)
  • We're dying at 1% GDP growth; we don't make things anymore. (Oct 2016)
  • Economic machine to increase US growth rate to 5% or 6%. (Oct 2016)
  • U.S. 1% growth is almost no growth, and due to high taxes. (Oct 2016)
  • FactCheck: Fed keeps interest rates low, but apolitically. (Sep 2016)
  • Our jobs are fleeing to Mexico; China uses us as piggy bank. (Sep 2016)
  • Worst recovery since Great Depression; we're in a bubble. (Sep 2016)
  • The Fed should refinance debt to reduce interest payments. (May 2016)
  • Make economy dynamic; bring back jobs from China & Mexico. (Oct 2015)
  • Use increasing debt ceiling as bargaining chip. (Oct 2015)
  • Strong on debt limit; ask for a pound of flesh. (Oct 2015)
  • Grow the economy at 6% annually by ending inversions. (Oct 2015)
  • Cut defense budget, & entire EPA & Dept. of Education. (Oct 2015)
  • If debt reaches $24T, that's the point of no return. (Jun 2015)
  • Government must cut spending more. (Jun 2015)
  • We prospered after 9/11; we'll prosper after Great Recession. (Apr 2010)
  • 2006: Warned about impending implosion of financial sector. (Apr 2010)
  • Prepare for upcoming crash, bigger than 1929. (Jul 2000)
  • Rent control only benefits a privileged minority. (Jul 1987)
  • One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt. (Nov 1999)
  • Predicts 35% boost to economy from eliminating national debt. (Nov 1999)

    Personal Finance

  • FactCheck: Paid income taxes for 3 years out of 5 in 1970s. (Sep 2016)
  • Not paying income taxes makes me smart. (Sep 2016)
  • OpEd: 1990s bankruptcy due to ego-based purchases. (Aug 2016)
  • Keep mortgage interest deduction; knock out carried interest. (Nov 2015)
  • Sought NYC deal with $4M property tax break. (Sep 2015)
  • We owe $19T and we need a businessman to bring us back. (Sep 2015)
  • Known for "You're Fired!" but it's unpleasant & disruptive. (Oct 2006)
  • Money is part of your reward for succeeding. (Oct 2006)
  • In early 1990s, I was $9B in debt; but I never went bankrupt. (Oct 2006)
  • Optimistic about future of Atlantic City. (Jul 1990)
Jesse Ventura on Budget & Economy
Former Independent MN Governor
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  • Balance American Dream with unfairness of capitalism. (Mar 2010)
  • Keep savings banks separate from speculative investments. (Mar 2010)
  • Return to staid banking: low-risk highly-regulated loans. (Mar 2010)
  • Entered governor race when legislature spent $4B surplus. (Apr 2008)
  • Government is no bottomless pit of money-it’s from you & me. (Jul 2000)
  • End pork-barrel spending; return surplus to the people. (Jan 1999)
  • Return any budget surpluses to the taxpayers automatically. (Jan 1999)
  • Government policy should facilitate business. (Jan 1999)
  • Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Foster dairy production that is market driven. (Feb 1998)
Arvin Vohra on Budget & Economy
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Ch
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  • Free market and real growth is the answer. (Mar 2018)
  • Remove legal tender laws & stimulate the economy. (Dec 2017)
Elizabeth Warren on Budget & Economy
Massachusetts Senator; head of CFPB
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  • Regulations built economic stability after 1930s. (Apr 2017)
  • Separate consumer banking from risks on Wall Street. (Apr 2017)
  • A generation of I-got-mine policy-making has failed. (Apr 2016)
  • Middle class grows economy, not financial sector. (Nov 2014)
  • When risk & cost aren't disclosed, it's bad for our country. (Nov 2014)
  • Banking lobbyists fought me on bank consumer protection. (Apr 2014)
  • Bankruptcy is due to job loss or divorce, not deadbeats. (Apr 2014)
  • 2005 bankruptcy law: great for companies & bad for families. (Apr 2014)
  • Everyone hated "Too Big To Fail" except bankers who benefit. (Apr 2014)
  • Make bank complaint hotline public, to force self-policing. (Apr 2014)
  • How we spend federal money is about choices. (Apr 2014)
  • Financial crisis due to deregulation, not boom-bust cycle. (Apr 2014)
  • Balanced approach to deficit reduction. (Sep 2012)
  • Deregulation has created Wild West conditions at banks. (Nov 2011)
  • Increased financial transparency and accountability. (Apr 2010)
  • Harsher rules on credit agencies. (Apr 2010)
  • Non-wealthy people need financial books too. (Jan 2006)
  • Opposes a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
Bill Weld on Budget & Economy
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
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  • Balance the Federal budget as states do. (Feb 2019)
  • Top priority: zero-based budgeting; cut spending; cut taxes. (Feb 2019)
  • Cut 20% waste in every federal agency. (Jun 2016)
  • I was one of the most fiscally conservative governors. (May 2016)
  • Abolish wasteful programs and support balanced budgets. (Jul 1996)
  • Balanced budget in downturn after boom decade of spending. (Jan 1996)
Marianne Williamson on Budget & Economy
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    No stance on record.
Andrew Yang on Budget & Economy
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  • Measure standard of living instead of GDP. (Mar 2019)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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