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Mike Beebe on Budget & Economy
Democratic Governor: Click here for Mike Beebe on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Gilbert on Budget & Economy
Libertarian Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Frank Gilbert on other issues.
  • Stimulus often makes things worse. (Aug 2014)
Tim Griffin on Budget & Economy
GOP Lt.Gov Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tim Griffin 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)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Mike Ross on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Voted for $7 trillion in new debt and bailouts. (Feb 2014)
  • AdWatch: Trillions of things in common with Pelosi & Obama. (Feb 2014)
  • 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 restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

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John Boozman on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
Tom Cotton on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Cotton 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)
  • by the Club for Growth, for pro-growth stances. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Mark Pryor on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator (AR): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mark Pryor on other issues.
  • Remain committed to balancing our budget. (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)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)

House:


Rick Crawford on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rick Crawford on other issues.
  • Debt & overspending are single greatest threat to US. (Nov 2010)
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Mike Ross on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (AR-4): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Mike Ross on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Voted for $7 trillion in new debt and bailouts. (Feb 2014)
  • AdWatch: Trillions of things in common with Pelosi & Obama. (Feb 2014)
  • 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 restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Steve Womack on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 3): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Steve Womack on other issues.
  • Federal government should cut spending, not increase taxes. (Sep 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)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Asa Hutchinson on Budget & Economy
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Worked for lobbying firm after leaving Congress. (Feb 2014)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
Mark Swaney on Budget & Economy
2014 Green Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mark Swaney on other issues.
  • Stimulus was ok; but economic regulation is better. (Aug 2014)
Tom Cotton on Budget & Economy
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tom Cotton 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)
  • by the Club for Growth, for pro-growth stances. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Tim Griffin on Budget & Economy
Republican (Governor run 2014) (District 2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Tim Griffin 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)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Mike Huckabee on Budget & Economy
Former GOP Governor (1996-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • 2007 economy ok for the rich; but working class struggled. (Nov 2008)
  • Infrastructure projects: start immediately, for stimulus. (Feb 2008)
  • We’re worse off than in 2000, due to Congress’ over-spending. (Jan 2008)
  • Rebates of $150 billion help China; widening I-95 helps US. (Jan 2008)
  • I steered AR from $200M deficit to an $850M surplus. (Jan 2008)
  • Recessions “trickle-up”--working class hit first & hardest. (Jan 2008)
  • Infrastructure investment causes long-term economic stimulus. (Jan 2008)
  • Stimulus plan is $150B from China, to spend on Chinese goods. (Jan 2008)
  • Fuel prices & subprime mortgages possibly cause recession. (Jan 2008)
  • Do things differently so people need not sacrifice. (Dec 2007)
  • To reduce spending, get rid of IRS & revamp DHS. (Nov 2007)
  • Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget. (Sep 2007)
  • Created state surplus in AR; cut spending to do same for US. (Sep 2007)
  • Economic prosperity is accompanied by moral bankruptcy. (Jun 1998)
  • Use cost-benefit analyses on all programs. (Sep 1997)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Protect local milk supplies with Southern Dairy Compact. (Sep 2001)
Dale Bumpers on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dale Bumpers on other issues.
  • Voted NO on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Tim Hutchinson on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Sr Senator (until 2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tim Hutchinson on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
David Pryor on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for David Pryor on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marion Berry on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (AR-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Marion Berry on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO 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 NO 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 regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
John Boozman on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (AR-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Boozman on other issues.
  • 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)
  • 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)
Jay Dickey on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jay Dickey on other issues.
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Tom Formicola on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Tom Formicola on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Holt on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger for Senate (AR): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Holt on other issues.
  • Against extending unemployment benefits. (Jul 2004)
  • Iraqis can rebuild their country with their resources. (Jul 2004)
  • We must starve the federal government. (Jul 2004)
  • The economy is hindered by the deficit. (Jul 2004)
Asa Hutchinson on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Asa Hutchinson on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Worked for lobbying firm after leaving Congress. (Feb 2014)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
Rebekah Kennedy on Budget & Economy
Green Senate challenger: Click here for Rebekah Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Blanche Lambert Lincoln on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (AR): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Blanche Lambert Lincoln on other issues.
  • Supported banks by opposing usury limits on credit cards. (Apr 2010)
  • 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)
  • Balance debt reduction, tax relief, & policy investment. (Jan 2001)
Vic Snyder on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (AR-2): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Vic Snyder 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 $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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