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Butch Otter on Budget & Economy
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • State government should never grow as fast as our economy. (Jan 2013)
  • Great Recession shows need for building Rainy Day accounts. (Jan 2013)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)

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ID 2014: 2014 ID Senate debate


Michael Crapo on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Michael Crapo on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Jim Risch on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Bailout plan needs more protection for taxpayers. (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 NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)

House:


Raul Labrador on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Raul Labrador on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Mike Simpson on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (ID-2): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Mike Simpson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted NO 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 defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Dirk Kempthorne on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Reluctantly proposed higher taxes to close Idaho deficit. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Jim Risch on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jim Risch on other issues.
  • Bailout plan needs more protection for taxpayers. (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 NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Jerry Brady on Budget & Economy
Former Democrat Challenger (2006): Click here for Jerry Brady on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Blinken on Budget & Economy
2002 Democratic Senate Challenger (ID): Click here for Alan Blinken on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McClure on Budget & Economy
2004 former Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott McClure on other issues.
  • National debt diverts needed resources. (Jun 2004)
Fred Adams on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Fred Adams on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Helen Chenoweth on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Helen Chenoweth on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Larry Craig on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (ID): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Larry Craig on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES 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)
Dirk Kempthorne on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor (ID) and previously Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Dirk Kempthorne on other issues.
  • Reluctantly proposed higher taxes to close Idaho deficit. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Larry LaRocco on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger; previously US Rep.: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Larry LaRocco on other issues.
  • Bailout plan needed to get credit for small companies. (Oct 2008)
  • Bail out main streets as quickly as Wall Street. (May 2008)
Walt Minnick on Budget & Economy
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Walt Minnick on other issues.
  • Voted for HR 4173 regulating the financial industry. (Apr 2010)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Bill Sali on Budget & Economy
Republican: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bill Sali on other issues.
  • 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 defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
Tom Sullivan on Budget & Economy
2010 Democrat Challenger: Click here for Tom Sullivan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Butch Otter on Budget & Economy
Republican governor; previously Representative (ID-1): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Butch Otter on other issues.
  • State government should never grow as fast as our economy. (Jan 2013)
  • Great Recession shows need for building Rainy Day accounts. (Jan 2013)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Rex Rammell on Budget & Economy
Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rex Rammell on other issues.
  • Over-regulation caused the economic disaster. (Oct 2008)
  • Limit federal spending to what the Constitution allows. (Jul 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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