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Peter Ricketts on Budget & Economy

Republican Senate Challenger


First priority is to reduce government spending

Upon filing for election, Pete Ricketts vowed to do away with congressional earmarks and cut government spending if elected. He emphasized the importance of controlling government spending. Ricketts said, "My first priority is to get government spending under control. We don't have a revenue problem in this country. We have a spending problem."
Source: Ben Thompson, North Platte Telegraph Feb 7, 2006

Ask how necessary is every program, like corporations do

Republican Senate candidate Pete Ricketts, former CEO of Ameritrade, said, "We need to send people to Congress who have experience cutting spending," Ricketts said. "My experience (with Ameritrade) makes me a uniquely qualified candidate. When spending cuts were necessary at Ameritrade we asked, 'Is this a nice to have or a gotta have project?' The same question needs to be asked in regards to government spending.
Source: Ben Thompson, North Platte Telegraph Feb 7, 2006

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