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Matthew Hess on Budget & Economy
Libertarian Challenger : Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matthew Hess on other issues.
  • No stimulus requiring printing money; let companies go broke. (Jan 2014)
John Hickenlooper on Budget & Economy
Democratic Governor: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • Increase budget reserves; extend job-creation tax credit. (Jan 2014)
  • Rebuild reserve fund after Great Recession. (Jan 2013)
  • State budgeting process must reflect revenue availability. (Nov 2011)
Tom Tancredo on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (CO-6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Tancredo on other issues.
  • End womb-to-tomb protections; stick to Constitutional limits. (Dec 2007)
  • Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget. (Sep 2007)
  • Reduce budget deficit--restrict feds to Constitutional role. (May 2007)
  • 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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)

Senate:

CO 2014: 2014 Colorado Governor's race


Randy Baumgardner on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for Randy Baumgardner on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Bennet on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • Stimulus bill avoided Depression; now we need infrastructure. (Oct 2010)
  • Stimulus bill limited because recession worse than expected. (Oct 2010)
  • Use paid back bank bailout funds to reduce the deficit. (Aug 2010)
  • Transparency on paying for tax cuts and spending programs. (Jul 2009)
  • Served two years as Denver Mayor's Chief of Staff. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
Ken Buck on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ken Buck on other issues.
  • We spent $787B on stimulus with nothing to show for it. (Oct 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes the stimulus bill. (Sep 2010)
Cory Gardner on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Cory Gardner 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)
  • 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)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Owen Hill on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Owen Hill on other issues.
  • Government spending is a tax on work and a tax on jobs. (Oct 2013)
Amy Stephens on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger (withdrawn): Click here for Amy Stephens on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Udall on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall on other issues.
  • $700 billion bailout is not good for my constituents. (Sep 2008)
  • Financial bailout results from Reagan & Bush GOP policies. (Sep 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 $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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

House:


Ken Buck on Budget & Economy
Republican nominee (District 4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ken Buck on other issues.
  • We spent $787B on stimulus with nothing to show for it. (Oct 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Opposes the stimulus bill. (Sep 2010)
Mike Coffman on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 6): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Mike Coffman 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 NO on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Diana DeGette on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (CO-1): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Diana DeGette 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Doug Lamborn on Budget & Economy
Republican: Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Doug Lamborn 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 NO 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)
  • 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)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)
Ed Perlmutter on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Ed Perlmutter 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 Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Jared Polis on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Jared Polis 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)
Tom Tancredo on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (CO-6): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Tancredo on other issues.
  • End womb-to-tomb protections; stick to Constitutional limits. (Dec 2007)
  • Rein in out-of-control spending and balance the budget. (Sep 2007)
  • Reduce budget deficit--restrict feds to Constitutional role. (May 2007)
  • 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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
Scott Tipton on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Scott Tipton 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)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Bob Beauprez on Budget & Economy
Republican Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Beauprez on other issues.
  • Decrease government's power over the economy. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
William Owens on Budget & Economy
Republican CO Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for William Owens on other issues.
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Bill Ritter on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for Bill Ritter on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cory Gardner on Budget & Economy
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 4): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Cory Gardner 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)
  • 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)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Raul Acosta on Budget & Economy
2004 former Republican Write-in Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Raul Acosta on other issues.
  • Budget deficit funds military industrial complex. (Oct 2004)
Hank Brown on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Senator (Until 1996): Click here for Hank Brown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ben Nighthorse Campbell on Budget & Economy
Former Republican incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ben Nighthorse Campbell 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)
Pete Coors on Budget & Economy
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pete Coors on other issues.
  • If businesses were run like federal budget, they’d be jailed. (Aug 2004)
Scott McInnis on Budget & Economy
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Scott McInnis on other issues.
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Mike Miles on Budget & Economy
2004 former Democratic Senate primary challenger: Click here for Mike Miles on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Richard Randall on Budget & Economy
2004 former Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Randall on other issues.
  • National debt threatens long-term economic health. (Oct 2004)
Dan Schaefer on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Schaefer on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Bob Schaffer on Budget & Economy
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • $700 billion bailout is necessary but essentially a tax. (Sep 2008)
  • $700B bailout is dead hand of government making things worse. (Sep 2008)
  • Congress’ 2007 laws made private sector pay for bailout. (Sep 2008)
  • Balance the budget; oppose automatic pay raises in Congress. (Aug 2008)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
Tom Strickland on Budget & Economy
2002 Democratic Challenger (CO): Click here for Tom Strickland on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Wayne Allard on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (CO): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Wayne Allard on other issues.
  • 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 NO on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Bob Beauprez on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 7): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bob Beauprez on other issues.
  • Decrease government's power over the economy. (Jan 2014)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Joel Hefley on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joel Hefley on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Betsy Markey on Budget & Economy
Former Democrat (until 2010) (District 4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Betsy Markey 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
  • Sponsored bill raising small business depreciation to $125K. (Jul 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Marilyn Musgrave on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Marilyn Musgrave on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted YES 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Jane Norton on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger (2010); previously Lt. Gov.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Jane Norton on other issues.
  • Economic recovery depends on lower taxes & balanced budget. (Dec 2009)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
Andrew Romanoff on Budget & Economy
2010 Democratic Challenger (lost primary): Click here for Andrew Romanoff on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Salazar on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (CO-3): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Salazar 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
Ken Salazar on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator (CO): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Ken Salazar on other issues.
  • Cut national debt and close tax loopholes. (Mar 2004)
  • 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)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
Bob Schaffer on Budget & Economy
Senate challenger 2008; previously Republican Representative (CO-4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Bob Schaffer on other issues.
  • $700 billion bailout is necessary but essentially a tax. (Sep 2008)
  • $700B bailout is dead hand of government making things worse. (Sep 2008)
  • Congress’ 2007 laws made private sector pay for bailout. (Sep 2008)
  • Balance the budget; oppose automatic pay raises in Congress. (Aug 2008)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
David Skaggs on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 2): Click here for David Skaggs on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mark Udall on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (CO-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Mark Udall on other issues.
  • $700 billion bailout is not good for my constituents. (Sep 2008)
  • Financial bailout results from Reagan & Bush GOP policies. (Sep 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 $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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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