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Steve Bullock on Budget & Economy
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Bullock on other issues.
  • Be responsible, because our children are watching. (Jan 2013)
Brian Schweitzer on Budget & Economy
Democratic MT Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Schweitzer on other issues.
  • As governor, cut taxes & built budget surplus. (Dec 2013)

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MT 2014: 2014 MT Senate debate


John Bohlinger on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Bohlinger on other issues.
  • Loans for businesses; funds for job training & rural roads. (Nov 1998)
Amanda Curtis on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Amanda Curtis on other issues.
  • Economy that works for all of us, not just for the richest. (Aug 2014)
Steve Daines on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Daines on other issues.
  • Obama stimulus shipped American jobs to China. (May 2014)
  • Exploding debt is generational theft. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Champ Edmunds on Budget & Economy
Democrat Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Champ Edmunds on other issues.
  • The borrower is servant to the lender. (Jul 2014)
  • The way out of this crisis is to unleash the free market. (Jun 2013)
Dennis Rehberg on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (MT-At-Large): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Rehberg on other issues.
  • $787B stimulus package did not create jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • Refused to toe the party line on CAFTA. (Jun 2012)
  • 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 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 NO 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)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Feb 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
Corey Stapleton on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Corey Stapleton on other issues.
  • Washington is mortgaging America's children's futures. (Jun 2013)
Jon Tester on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Jon Tester on other issues.
  • $787B in stimulus spending was step in the right direction. (Oct 2012)
  • Montana suffered from Burns’ cuts in discretionary funding. (Oct 2006)
  • Borrow-and-spend policy puts burden on our children. (Sep 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)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
John Walsh on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Walsh on other issues.
  • Top priority as Senator: lower the federal deficit. (Feb 2014)

House:


Ryan Zinke on Budget & Economy
Republican House Member-Elect (District 0): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ryan Zinke on other issues.
  • $17T debt was irresponsible to create & reckless to continue. (Nov 2014)
  • Our government should spend within its means; no new fees. (Nov 2008)
  • Opposes stimulus spending. (Sep 2014)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Max Baucus on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (MT): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Max Baucus 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 YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Sam Rankin on Budget & Economy
2000 Reform Challenger for Senate (MT): Click here for Sam Rankin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Steve Daines on Budget & Economy
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 0): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Steve Daines on other issues.
  • Obama stimulus shipped American jobs to China. (May 2014)
  • Exploding debt is generational theft. (Nov 2012)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Dennis Rehberg on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (MT-At-Large): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Dennis Rehberg on other issues.
  • $787B stimulus package did not create jobs. (Oct 2012)
  • Refused to toe the party line on CAFTA. (Jun 2012)
  • 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 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 NO 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)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Feb 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
Judy Martz on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (2001-2005): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Judy Martz on other issues.
  • Diversify the economy; expand job market. (Jan 2001)
  • Teach businesses about venture capital, to create jobs. (Jan 2001)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Marc Racicot on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (1993-2000): Click here for Marc Racicot on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Conrad Burns on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Conrad Burns on other issues.
  • Grow economy & control spending to reduce deficit. (Oct 2006)
  • Control the budget throttle by not raising taxes. (Sep 2006)
  • 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)
Bob Keenan on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Challenger (2006), state senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Keenan on other issues.
  • Balance the budget except for the War on Terror. (May 2006)
John Morrison on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic challenger (2006); state Auditor: Click here for John Morrison on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mike Taylor on Budget & Economy
2002 Republican Senate Challenger (MT): Click here for Mike Taylor on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kirk Bushman on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kirk Bushman on other issues.
  • Absolutely necessary to balance the budget via spending cuts. (Mar 2008)
Rick Hill on Budget & Economy
Republican (District AL): Click here for Rick Hill on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stan Jones on Budget & Economy
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Stan Jones on other issues.
  • Eliminate numerous unconstitutional federal departments. (Oct 2006)
Bob Kelleher on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger: Click here for Bob Kelleher on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Lange on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Michael Lange on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Pat Williams on Budget & Economy
Former Democrat (1978-1996) (District 0): Click here for Pat Williams on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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