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Pork bills make politicians look good

Q: What do you think of the 1998 Omnibus budget bill?

A: Such "pork bills" only serve to make politicians look good. It's like stealing my wallet to buy a new suit and then demanding that I vote for you as the best-dressed.

Source: Issues2000.org candidate questionnaire Jul 2, 2000

Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget.

Approval of the 1998 GOP Budget which would cut spending and taxes.

Dexter says, "But I would rather vote for my budget which will reveal the GOP's budget as just more same-old, same-old RepubliCrat taxing and spending."

Status: CR Agreed to Y)78; N)22

Reference: H. Con. Res. 84 as amended; Bill H. Con. Res. 84 ; vote number 1997-92 on May 23, 1997

Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment.

Approval of the balanced-budget constitutional amendment.

Dexter says, "Gov't expenditures should never exceed income, except perhaps in national emergencies."

Status: Joint Resolution Defeated Y)66; N)34

Reference: S. J. Res. 1; Bill S. J. Res. 1 ; vote number 1997-24 on Mar 4, 1997

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