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Jim Huffman on Budget & Economy

 


No $2M spending on exotic ant research

When pressed in one question to name a single change he would make to address the nation's climbing debt, Huffman turned to a statement from one of his television ads. He said he wouldn't spend $2 million on exotic ant research as Wyden voted to do. The Oregonian's PolitiFact researchers concluded that statement was false, noted Wyden. "I did not vote for anything that mentioned ants in the bill," he said.
Source: OregonLive.com coverage of 2010 Oregon Senate debate Oct 22, 2010

Supports balanced budget amendment

Huffman says he differs most fundamentally from Wyden in his view that government should have a limited role in American lives. He opposed federal stimulus spending, and favors extension of federal tax cuts for both the rich and middle class, a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution, repeal or major overhaul of the 2009 health care bill and fewer restrictions on economic uses of federal lands.
Source: Oregon Live coverage of 2010 Oregon Senate Debate Oct 8, 2010

Flawed premise: government cannot be source of growth

The economy is the #1 issue today. The only way to get Oregonians back to work is to get the economy growing again. The Reid/Pelosi Congress has a dismal economic record, because their policies are based on a flawed premise--that government can be a source of economic growth.

This flawed premise brought us a stimulus package that hasn't worked, bailouts that destroy incentives necessary for a healthy private sector, and two straight Obama era budgets with deficits averaging $1.5 trillion.

Source: Campaign website, www.Huffmanforsenate.com, "Issues" Jul 27, 2010

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