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Steve Beshear on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Beshear on other issues.
  • Cut government spending due to the revenue shortfall. (Jan 2008)
  • Some budget priorities won’t go away despite budget crisis. (Jan 2008)
  • Revenue situation becomes a golden opportunity for change. (Jan 2008)

Senate:

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Matt Bevin on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Matt Bevin on other issues.
  • No budget deal; let the sequester cuts take place. (Dec 2013)
  • Wall Street and auto bailouts made us pay for their mistakes. (Oct 2013)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment ends Congress' spending addiction. (Oct 2013)
Alison Grimes on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Alison Grimes on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mitch McConnell on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (KY): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mitch McConnell on other issues.
  • Proud of role in high-profile deal to end federal shutdown. (Oct 2013)
  • Supports sequester cuts: 2.4% out of $3.6 trillion budget. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Sponsored disapproving of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Rand Paul on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 24 full quotes OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • The sequester is the law of the land: can't compromise on it. (Oct 2013)
  • We cannot continue to borrow $50,000 per second. (Mar 2013)
  • Sequester doesn't cut spending; it just slows rate of growth. (Mar 2013)
  • FactCheck: US borrowing $30,000 per second, not $50,000. (Feb 2013)
  • Borrowing $50,000 per second is not sustainable. (Feb 2013)
  • America needs Adam Smith, not Robin Hood. (Feb 2013)
  • Penny Plan: Each $1 by one penny & balance budget by 2019. (Feb 2013)
  • Keep the sequester, and increase it to $4T. (Feb 2013)
  • Not every military dollar is necessary,nor every entitlement. (Aug 2012)
  • Roll back federal spending to 2008 levels. (Jan 2012)
  • We are borrowing $40,000 per second. (Jan 2012)
  • Government not serious about controlling spending. (Feb 2011)
  • Larger government is not a solution for economy. (Feb 2011)
  • Bank bailout represented everything wrong with Washington. (Feb 2011)
  • Debt crisis is approaching a point of no return. (Feb 2011)
  • Bank bailout was bad policy & helped no banks in KY. (Oct 2010)
  • No federal bailouts of private industry. (Jul 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Sponsored bill increasing debt limit to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored auditing the Fed & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Liberty Candidate: End the Federal Reserve. (Sep 2010)

House:


Andy Barr on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Andy Barr 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)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Ben Chandler on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (KY-6): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Ben Chandler on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Brett Guthrie on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 2): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Brett Guthrie on other issues.
  • Cut federal budget & return US to responsible spending. (Feb 2011)
  • 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 NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Thomas Massie on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Thomas Massie on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • by the Club for Growth, for pro-growth stances. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Hal Rogers on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (KY-5): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Hal 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 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 YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Chair of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Ed Whitfield on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (KY-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Ed Whitfield on other issues.
  • Voted YES 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 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 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)
  • 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)
John Yarmuth on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for John Yarmuth 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)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Geoff Davis on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (KY-4): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Geoff Davis on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
Ernie Fletcher on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (2003-2007): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • Supports Balanced Budget Amendment. (Nov 1998)
Paul Patton on Budget & Economy
Former Democrat Governor (1995-2003): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Paul Patton on other issues.
  • Let state meat inspection suffice for interstate shipments. (Jul 2000)
  • More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control. (Feb 2000)
  • Protect local milk supplies with Southern Dairy Compact. (Sep 2001)
  • Foster dairy production that is market driven. (Feb 1998)
Wendell Ford on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Wendell Ford on other issues.
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Ken Lucas on Budget & Economy
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Ken Lucas on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
Dan Mongiardo on Budget & Economy
2010 Dem. Challenger (lost primary); currently Lt. Gov.: Click here for Dan Mongiardo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scotty Baesler on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 6): Click here for Scotty Baesler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Buckmaster on Budget & Economy
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for James Buckmaster on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Bunning on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator (KY): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Bunning 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 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)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Jack Conway on Budget & Economy
2010 Democratic Senate Challenger; formerly Attorney General: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Conway on other issues.
  • Against TARP bailouts due to lack of accountability. (Oct 2010)
  • IRS bailouts reward banks for poor business practices. (Dec 2009)
Greg Fischer on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Greg Fischer on other issues.
  • Decisions shouldn’t be affected by moneyed special interests. (Mar 2008)
Ernie Fletcher on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ernie Fletcher on other issues.
  • Supports Balanced Budget Amendment. (Nov 1998)
Trey Grayson on Budget & Economy
Republican 2010 Senate Challenger; Secretary of State: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Trey Grayson on other issues.
  • Bush Administration not responsible for wasteful 'stimulus'. (Dec 2009)
Ron Lewis on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (KY-2): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Ron Lewis on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Bruce Lunsford on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Lunsford on other issues.
  • Crack down on unfair mortgage lending practices. (Jun 2008)
  • Making the farm bill work for family farms. (Jun 2008)
  • Help rural business develop. (Jun 2008)
Anne Meagher Northup on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Anne Meagher Northup on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Lois Combs Weinberg on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger (KY): Click here for Lois Combs Weinberg on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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