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Steve Russell on Budget & Economy

 

 


We are facing a crisis due to our accumulation of debt

Americans from both sides of the aisle know we are facing a crisis due to our accumulation of debt, but very few know how indebted we have truly become.

Under this President, the federal debt has exceeded that of every previous president combined. With our national debt now at $17 trillion, there are serious concerns with our ability to pay back what we owe so that future generations can live in prosperity. Though President Obama and many Republicans have campaigned on lowering our national debt and balancing the budget, we have seen too little action and too much politically expedient rhetoric.

We must deal with our debt or our debt will deal with us. Now is our time to act. We must reduce spending now, and we must reduce the size and scope of the federal government.

Source: 2014 OK-5 House campaign website SteveRussellForCongress.com , Sep 30, 2014

We cannot continue to spend what we do not have

Question topic: Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Russell: Strongly Agree

Question topic: Briefly list political or legislative issues of most concern to you.

Russell: The national deficit - We cannot continue to spend what we do not have. We must have a budget and an economic framework supported by less government and free enterprise.

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 House campaign , Sep 29, 2014

Opposes stimulus spending.

Russell opposes the F2A survey question on stimulus spending

Faith2Action.org is "the nation's largest network of pro-family groups." They provide election resources for each state, including Voter Guides and Congressional Scorecards excerpted here. The F2A survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?'

Source: Faith2Action Survey 14-F2A-Q20 on Sep 30, 2014

Opposes stimulus spending.

Russell opposes the PVS survey question on stimulus spending

Project VoteSmart infers summary responses from campaign statements and news reports The PVS survey summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: 'Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth?'

Source: Project VoteSmart Inferred Survey 14-PVS-q20 on Sep 30, 2014

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on Budget & Economy: Steve Russell on other issues:
OK Gubernatorial:
Brad Henry
Connie Johnson
Gary Richardson
Joe Dorman
Mary Fallin
OK Senatorial:
James Inhofe
Matt Silverstein
T.W. Shannon
Tom Coburn

Special elections in 2017 (Democrats):
CA-34:Becerra(D; appointed CA Atty General)
CA-34:Gomez(D; elected June 6)
GA-6:Ossoff(D; lost election June 20)

Newly-elected Democrats seated Jan.2017:
AZ-1:O`Halleran(D)
CA-17:Khanna(D)
CA-20:Panetta(D)
CA-24:Carbajal(D)
CA-44:Barragan(D)
CA-46:Correa(D)
DE-0:Rochester(D)
FL-5:Lawson(D)
FL-7:Murphy(D)
FL-9:Soto(D)
FL-10:Demings(D)
FL-13:Crist(D)
HI-1:Hanabusa(D)
IL-10:Schneider(D)
IL-8:Krishnamoorthi(D)
MD-4:Brown(D)
MD-8:Raskin(D)
NH-1:Shea-Porter(D)
NJ-5:Gottheimer(D)
NV-3:Rosen(D)
NV-4:Kihuen(D)
NY-3:Suozzi(D)
NY-13:Espaillat(D)
PA-2:Evans(D)
TX-15:Gonzalez(D)
VA-4:McEachin(D)
WA-7:Jayapal(D)
Special elections in 2017 (Republicans):
KS-4:Pompeo(R; appointed CIA Director)
KS-4:Estes(R; elected April 11)
GA-6:Price(R; appointed HHS Secretary)
GA-6:Handel(R; elected June 20)
MT-0:Zinke(R; appointed DOI Secretary)
MT-0:Gianforte(R; elected May 25)
SC-5:Mulvaney(R; appointed OMB Director)
SC-5:Norman(R; elected June 20)
UT-3:Chaffetz(R; resigned; election pending Nov. 7)

Newly-elected Republicans seated Jan.2017:
AZ-5:Biggs(R)
FL-1:Gaetz(R)
FL-2:Dunn(R)
FL-18:Mast(R)
FL-19:Rooney(R)
FL-4:Rutherford(R)
GA-3:Ferguson(R)
IN-3:Banks(R)
IN-9:Hollingsworth(R)
KS-1:Marshall(R)
KY-1:Comer(R)
MI-1:Bergman(R)
MI-10:Mitchell(R)
MN-2:Lewis(R)
NC-13:Budd(R)
NE-2:Bacon(R)
NY-19:Faso(R)
NY-22:Tenney(R)
PA-8:Fitzpatrick(R)
TN-8:Kustoff(R)
TX-19:Arrington(R)
VA-2:Taylor(R)
VA-5:Garrett(R)
WI-8:Gallagher(R)
WY-0:Cheney(R)
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