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Donald Carcieri on Budget & Economy
Republican RI Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Donald Carcieri on other issues.
  • We cannot sustain the present level of spending. (Jan 2010)
  • The Big Audit: Budget War Room. (Sep 2002)

Senate:

RI 2014: 2014 RI Senate debate


Barry Hinckley on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Barry Hinckley on other issues.
  • Our children have to pay back the debt; it's a train wreck. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Jack Reed on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (RI): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jack Reed on other issues.
  • Postpone sequestration; then balanced taxes & cuts. (Feb 2013)
  • Address the sequester & debt ceiling without any new taxes. (Jan 2013)
  • Reached compromise for the passage of the housing bill. (Aug 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)
  • 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 NO on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Sheldon Whitehouse on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Sheldon Whitehouse on other issues.
  • Grow the economy from the middle class out. (Oct 2012)
  • We owe $1 trillion to China to fund Bush tax cuts. (Sep 2006)
  • Return to pay-as-you-go budgeting. (Sep 2006)
  • $300 tax rebate a bad deal if it means $150,000 future debt. (Aug 2005)
  • 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)
  • Require full disclosure about subprime mortgages. (Dec 2007)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Mark Zaccaria on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mark Zaccaria on other issues.
  • Senate bank regulators are too cozy with regulated banks. (Jun 2014)
  • Do the right thing and cut pork, then cut all expenditures. (Nov 2008)

House:


David Cicilline on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Cicilline 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)
James Langevin on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (RI-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for James Langevin 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)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Lincoln Chafee on Budget & Economy
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • 100-Day, 10-Point Economic Plan for RI development. (Nov 2010)
  • Reinstitute pay-as-you-go: match tax cuts & spending cuts. (Sep 2006)
  • Pork barrel accounts for 1% of the budget, and is requested. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Lincoln Almond on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Almond on other issues.
  • $325M tax cuts & business incentives to attract investment. (Feb 2001)
  • 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)
Myrth York on Budget & Economy
Former Democrat Challenger (1994, 1998, 2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Myrth York on other issues.
  • No state business with offshore companies. (Aug 2002)
  • Reform the State Investment Commission. (Aug 2002)
John Chafee on Budget & Economy
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Chafee on other issues.
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Lincoln Chafee on Budget & Economy
Independent RI Governor; previously Republican Senator (1999-2007): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Lincoln Chafee on other issues.
  • 100-Day, 10-Point Economic Plan for RI development. (Nov 2010)
  • Reinstitute pay-as-you-go: match tax cuts & spending cuts. (Sep 2006)
  • Pork barrel accounts for 1% of the budget, and is requested. (Aug 2006)
  • Voted NO on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted NO on prioritizing national debt reduction below tax cuts. (Apr 2000)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Claiborne Pell on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for Claiborne Pell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Matt Brown on Budget & Economy
Democratic challenger, secretary of state: Click here for Matt Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Patrick Kennedy on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (RI-1): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Kennedy 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 NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Stephen Laffey on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Laffey on other issues.
  • Pork barrel spending does not benefit Rhode Island. (Aug 2006)
  • Pay for entitlement programs by keeping taxes low. (Aug 2006)
  • Cut corporate welfare and sink the 600 page tax code. (Aug 2006)
  • Five Step Diet to Stop Wasting Our Tax Dollars. (Sep 2005)
Carl Sheeler on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Carl Sheeler on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bob Tingle on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger (RI): Click here for Bob Tingle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Weygand on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Robert Weygand on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chris Young on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Chris Young on other issues.
  • End the Federal Reserve & support a strong dollar. (Aug 2008)
  • Debt of $8T cuts federal funding to the states. (Sep 2007)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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