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Rick Snyder on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor: Click here for Rick Snyder on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

MI 2014: 2014 MI Senate debate


Scotty Boman on Budget & Economy
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Scotty Boman on other issues.
  • The government is the problem: cut out welfare and warfare. (Jan 2012)
  • End the Federal Reserveís Inflation Tax: return to gold. (Jun 2008)
  • Liberty Candidate: End the Federal Reserve. (Aug 2012)
Randy Hekman on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Randy Hekman on other issues.
  • $14 trillion debt cries out for prompt resolution. (Jul 2011)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
Peter Hoekstra on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (MI-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Peter Hoekstra on other issues.
  • TARP & debt ceiling increase were needed to fund two wars. (Feb 2012)
  • Cut agencies which are not in the constitution. (Feb 2012)
  • 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 YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Peter Konetchy on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for Peter Konetchy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Terri Lynn Land on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Terri Lynn Land on other issues.
  • Federal shutdown was opportunity to address spending. (Oct 2013)
Gary Peters on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Gary Peters on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Debbie Stabenow on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (MI-8): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Stabenow on other issues.
  • We waste billions on subsidies for Halliburton. (Oct 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)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)

House:


Justin Amash on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Justin Amash on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Dan Benishek on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 1): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Dan Benishek 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)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Feb 2013)
Kerry Bentivolio on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 11): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Kerry Bentivolio on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)
  • Liberty Candidate: End the Federal Reserve. (Aug 2012)
Dave Camp on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (MI-4): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Dave Camp 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 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 YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES 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 regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • 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)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
John Conyers on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MI-14): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Conyers on other issues.
  • 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 $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)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Sponsored bill for more enforcement of mortgage & TARP fraud. (May 2009)
Dave Curson on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 11): Click here for Dave Curson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Dingell on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MI-15): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for John Dingell on other issues.
  • 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 YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
Bill Huizenga on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Bill Huizenga 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)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit. (Feb 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)
Dan Kildee on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Kildee on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Sander Levin on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MI-12): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Sander Levin on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Thad McCotter on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (MI-11): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Thad McCotter on other issues.
  • "Stimulus" just means more taxes, spending, & deficits. (Sep 2011)
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Candice Miller on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (MI-10): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Candice Miller 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 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 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 NO on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Jun 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Gary Peters on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 14): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Gary Peters on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Mike Rogers on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (MI-8): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Mike Rogers 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 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 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 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)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Fred Upton on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (MI-6): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Fred Upton 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 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 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 NO 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Tim Walberg on Budget & Economy
Republican: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Tim Walberg 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 $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)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jennifer Granholm on Budget & Economy
Democratic Governor (MI): Click here for Jennifer Granholm on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Carl Levin on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (MI): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Carl Levin 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 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 $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 NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Hansen Clarke on Budget & Economy
Former Democrat (until 2012) (District 13): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Hansen Clarke on other issues.
  • Create a state-operated tax-funded Bank of Michigan. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Dale Kildee on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MI-5): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Dale Kildee on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
John Engler on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (1991-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Engler on other issues.
  • Michigan lagged in 1990s; now restored & renewed. (Jan 2001)
  • Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments. (Jul 2000)
  • Foster dairy production that is market driven. (Feb 1998)
Spencer Abraham on Budget & Economy
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Spencer Abraham on other issues.
  • No price caps on electricity; focus on reducing demand. (Feb 2001)
  • 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)
Dick Chrysler on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dick Chrysler on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Nick Smith on Budget & Economy
Former Republican challenger (2006), previously U.S. Rep: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Nick Smith on other issues.
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports Balanced Budget Amendment & on-budget accounting. (Dec 2000)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Nick Smith on Budget & Economy
Republican (Until 2004) (District 7): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Nick Smith on other issues.
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports Balanced Budget Amendment & on-budget accounting. (Dec 2000)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Jerry Zandstra on Budget & Economy
Former Republican challenger (2006): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jerry Zandstra on other issues.
  • Tripod Economics: consider consumers, employers & employees. (Jan 2006)
James Barcia on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 5): Click here for James Barcia on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bart Baron on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Bart Baron on other issues.
    No stance on record.
David Bonior on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 10): Click here for David Bonior on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Bouchard on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mike Bouchard on other issues.
  • We need a line item veto. (Oct 2006)
  • Federal tax-and-spend is out of control & costs jobs. (Oct 2006)
  • Government should be as lean as possible. (Mar 2006)
Keith Butler on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger, previously Detroit councilor: Click here for Keith Butler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Vernon Ehlers on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (MI-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Vernon Ehlers on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO 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 NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Peter Hoekstra on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (MI-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Peter Hoekstra on other issues.
  • TARP & debt ceiling increase were needed to fund two wars. (Feb 2012)
  • Cut agencies which are not in the constitution. (Feb 2012)
  • 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 YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Jack Hoogendyk on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack Hoogendyk on other issues.
  • Pay down the National Debt until it reaches zero. (May 2008)
Carolyn Kilpatrick on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MI-13): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Carolyn Kilpatrick on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
Joe Knollenberg on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (MI-9): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Joe Knollenberg on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Bret McAtee on Budget & Economy
Constitution Party Senate Challenger: Click here for Bret McAtee on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Nikitin on Budget & Economy
Constitution/Taxpayers Party Senate challenger: Click here for Mike Nikitin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Lynn Nancy Rivers on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 13): Click here for Lynn Nancy Rivers on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Schauer on Budget & Economy
Democrat (until 2010) (District 7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Mark Schauer on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Leonard Schwartz on Budget & Economy
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Leonard Schwartz on other issues.
  • Balance budget by eliminating non-essential expenditures. (Oct 2006)
  • Democrats & Republicans love to spend your money (we donít). (Jun 2006)
Joe Schwarz on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 7): Click here for Joe Schwarz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bart Stupak on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MI-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bart Stupak on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Debbie Stabenow on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative (MI-8): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Debbie Stabenow on other issues.
  • We waste billions on subsidies for Halliburton. (Oct 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)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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