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Maggie Hassan on Budget & Economy
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Maggie Hassan on other issues.
  • Balanced budget with no income tax nor sales tax. (Feb 2013)

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Kelly Ayotte on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Kelly Ayotte on other issues.
  • Stop professional politicians from bankrupting our country. (Aug 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Scott Brown on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Scott Brown on other issues.
  • Stop dividing Americans into haves and have-nots. (Sep 2012)
  • Cut spending & keep the tax burden low. (Nov 2011)
  • Spending cuts preferred, but eliminating tax loopholes ok. (Nov 2011)
  • AdWatch: $2 trillion spending spree puts us deeper in debt. (Jan 2010)
  • No new regulation of the financial markets. (Jan 2010)
  • People are angry over tax and spend mentality and $12T debt. (Nov 2009)
  • Let private enterprise try to get us out of this mess. (Sep 2009)
  • No cap on bankers' salaries. (Sep 2009)
  • Voted NO on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds. (Apr 2003)
Andy Martin on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Andy Martin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Rubens on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Rubens on other issues.
  • Don't put staggering burden of debt on our grandchildren. (Nov 2013)
Jeanne Shaheen on Budget & Economy
Democrat Sr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jeanne Shaheen on other issues.
  • Bush-Sununu self-regulation policy led to financial meltdown. (Sep 2008)
  • Lack of oversight caused financial crisis; regulation needed. (Sep 2008)
  • Crack down on no-bid contracts; limit pork barrel spending. (Mar 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 YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Regional transportation network to foster trade & economy. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
Karen Testerman on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Karen Testerman on other issues.
  • More government jobs threaten our economy & freedom. (Dec 2013)

House:


Annie Kuster on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Annie Kuster on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Carol Shea-Porter on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Carol Shea-Porter on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • 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)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Lynch on Budget & Economy
Democratic NH Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Lynch on other issues.
  • Proposes budget that cuts programs and doesn't raise taxes. (Feb 2011)
  • I erased a major budget deficit without new taxes. (Nov 2006)
Jeanne Shaheen on Budget & Economy
Democrat Sr Senator; previously Governor: Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jeanne Shaheen on other issues.
  • Bush-Sununu self-regulation policy led to financial meltdown. (Sep 2008)
  • Lack of oversight caused financial crisis; regulation needed. (Sep 2008)
  • Crack down on no-bid contracts; limit pork barrel spending. (Mar 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 YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Regional transportation network to foster trade & economy. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
Charlie Bass on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (NH-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Bass on other issues.
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • 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)
Craig Benson on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Craig Benson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Fernald on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Governor (until 1996): Click here for Mark Fernald on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Burt Cohen on Budget & Economy
2004 former Democratic challenger; state Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Burt Cohen on other issues.
  • Stop funding education via increased tax on businesses. (Jan 2003)
Doris Haddock on Budget & Economy
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Doris Haddock on other issues.
  • Don’t let GOP “starve the beast”. (Sep 2004)
  • Huge federal deficits undercut social & local needs. (Jul 2004)
Bill Zeliff on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Zeliff on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Tom Alciere on Budget & Economy
2010 GOP challenger (lost primary); formerly State Rep: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tom Alciere on other issues.
  • Adopt the gold standard, & metric system for monetary policy. (Feb 2010)
  • Against all un-Constitutional federal spending. (Feb 2010)
  • Against FDIC bank deposit insurance. (Feb 2010)
  • Liberty Candidate: End the Federal Reserve. (Sep 2010)
Jim Bender on Budget & Economy
2010 Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Bender on other issues.
  • $11.4 trillion debt is unsustainable and reckless. (Dec 2009)
Ken Blevens on Budget & Economy
Libertarian challenger: Click here for Ken Blevens on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeb Bradley on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jeb Bradley on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Judd Gregg on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (NH): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Judd Gregg on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 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)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Paul Hodes on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Paul Hodes on other issues.
  • Stimulus bill was needed to stabilize economic free fall. (Sep 2010)
  • $800B stimulus was an emergency investment. (Sep 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 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)
Paul Hodes on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Paul Hodes on other issues.
  • Stimulus bill was needed to stabilize economic free fall. (Sep 2010)
  • $800B stimulus was an emergency investment. (Sep 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 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)
John Sununu on Budget & Economy
Republican Senator; previously Representative (NH-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Sununu on other issues.
  • Raising taxes is last thing needed during financial meltdown. (Sep 2008)
  • Sought more financial regulation; keep taxpayers off hook. (Sep 2008)
  • Difficult to say that fundamentals of our economy are strong. (Sep 2008)
  • 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)
John Sununu on Budget & Economy
Republican Senator; previously Representative (NH-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Sununu on other issues.
  • Raising taxes is last thing needed during financial meltdown. (Sep 2008)
  • Sought more financial regulation; keep taxpayers off hook. (Sep 2008)
  • Difficult to say that fundamentals of our economy are strong. (Sep 2008)
  • 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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