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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Charlie Baker on Budget & Economy
Republican nominee for Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Baker on other issues.
  • Getting MA Back in Business: streamline rules; reduce taxes. (Nov 2010)
  • Cut government spending and roll back sakes taxes. (Nov 2010)
Don Berwick on Budget & Economy
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Berwick on other issues.
  • Fought against bank home foreclosures. (Jun 2014)
Martha Coakley on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger : Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Economic system spiraling out of control; go after Wall St. (Oct 2009)
  • Increase safe, affordable housing; end predatory lending. (Oct 2009)
  • Every economic crisis statistic has a name and a story. (Sep 2009)
Tom Menino on Budget & Economy
Mayor of Boston: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Tom Menino on other issues.
  • Don't go back to trickle-down philosophies. (Sep 2012)
  • Boston is seeing progress because of Recovery Act dollars. (Sep 2012)
  • One-year wage freeze for city workers, so no service cuts. (Jan 2009)
Deval Patrick on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Trickle-down fantasies got us into recession to begin with. (Sep 2012)
  • Closed $9 billion budget gap. (Jan 2010)
  • We're broke, not poor: recession is temporary. (Jan 2009)
  • $1.1 in cuts in services this year, including many layoffs. (Jan 2009)
  • Focus on stimulating economic growth via local aid. (Sep 2006)
  • Focus on selling Massachusetts. (Sep 2005)
Marty Walsh on Budget & Economy
Mayor of Boston: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marty Walsh on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds. (Apr 2003)
Dan Wolf on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Dan Wolf on other issues.
  • Make home insurance more competitive & more transparent. (Nov 2012)

Senate:

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Martha Coakley on Budget & Economy
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Economic system spiraling out of control; go after Wall St. (Oct 2009)
  • Increase safe, affordable housing; end predatory lending. (Oct 2009)
  • Every economic crisis statistic has a name and a story. (Sep 2009)
Mo Cowan on Budget & Economy
Democratic Appointee: Click here for Mo Cowan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gabriel Gomez on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Gabriel Gomez on other issues.
  • Deficit reduction might even include home mortgage deduction. (Jun 2013)
  • Enact meaningful, fair, bipartisan spending reductions. (Mar 2013)
Brian Herr on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Brian Herr on other issues.
  • Limited Hopkinton annual property tax increase to under 2.5%. (Aug 2010)
  • Control spending; oppose earmarks; reduce national debt. (Aug 2010)
John Kerry on Budget & Economy
Jr Senator (MA), Democratic nominee for President: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for John Kerry on other issues.
  • Restore pay-as-you-go for fiscal discipline. (Oct 2004)
  • Incentives to create jobs at home and end corporate welfare. (Jul 2004)
  • We can do better on economy--lift people out of poverty. (Jul 2004)
  • Base policy on broad growth and progressive taxation. (Oct 2003)
  • No excuse for special tax cuts for the rich. (Jun 2003)
  • 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)
Ed Markey on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Home mortgage deduction should not be on the table. (Jun 2013)
  • Sequestration is another word for mindless cuts. (Apr 2013)
  • 1994 to 2008: defeated in attempts to regulate derivatives. (Sep 2011)
  • 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Bruce Skarin on Budget & Economy
Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Skarin on other issues.
  • No witch doctors for our economy's heart attack. (Feb 2014)
  • Top priority: national debt; fiscal conservative. (Feb 2014)
Elizabeth Warren on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
  • Banking lobbyists fought me on bank consumer protection. (Apr 2014)
  • Balanced approach to deficit reduction. (Sep 2012)
  • Deregulation has created Wild West conditions at banks. (Nov 2011)
  • Increased financial transparency and accountability. (Apr 2010)
  • Harsher rules on credit agencies. (Apr 2010)
  • Opposes a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)

House:


Michael Capuano on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano 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)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Katherine Clark on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 5): Click here for Katherine Clark on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Keating on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bill Keating 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)
Joe Kennedy III on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Kennedy III on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
Jim McGovern on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MA-3): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Jim McGovern 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Richard Neal on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MA-2): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Richard Neal 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
John Tierney on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MA-6): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for John Tierney 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 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Sponsored bill establishing credit card usury limit of 16%. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Richard Tisei on Budget & Economy
Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Richard Tisei on other issues.
  • We must admit we have a spending problem. (Jan 2014)
Niki Tsongas on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Niki Tsongas 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)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Steve Grossman on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Grossman on other issues.
  • Focus on arts and culture for economic development. (Dec 2001)
  • Expand the winner’s circle in good times. (Dec 2001)
  • Dot-commonwealth needs strategy focusing on human capital. (Nov 1999)
Bill Weld on Budget & Economy
Previous Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
  • Balanced budget in downturn after boom decade of spending. (Jan 1996)
Ted Kennedy on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (MA): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • 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)
Bob Massie on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Bob Massie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Setti Warren on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Setti Warren on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barney Frank on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MA-4): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Barney Frank on other issues.
  • 2003: No threat to soundness of Fannie & Freddie. (Aug 2010)
  • 2003: Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac are "fundamentally sound". (Mar 2010)
  • 2007: New generation of financial regulation required. (Aug 2008)
  • 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)
  • Leader of House Banking 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)
Steve Lynch on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MA-9): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Steve Lynch on other issues.
  • 2011: Supported sequestration and SuperCommittee. (Apr 2013)
  • Sequestration: Across-the-board cuts are a bad idea. (Apr 2013)
  • Voted for sequestration because debt default was worse. (Apr 2013)
  • Supported sequestration and opposed financial bailouts. (Mar 2013)
  • 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Ed Markey on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey on other issues.
  • Home mortgage deduction should not be on the table. (Jun 2013)
  • Sequestration is another word for mindless cuts. (Apr 2013)
  • 1994 to 2008: defeated in attempts to regulate derivatives. (Sep 2011)
  • 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
John Olver on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MA-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Olver on other issues.
  • 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)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Tom Birmingham on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Tom Birmingham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Celucci on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (1999-2001): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Celucci on other issues.
  • Regional transportation network to foster trade & economy. (Jul 2000)
Chris Gabrieli on Budget & Economy
Democratic 2006 Challenger: Click here for Chris Gabrieli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kerry Healey on Budget & Economy
Former GOP 2006 Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Kerry Healey on other issues.
  • Focus on local aid and mobilizing people to call for it. (Sep 2006)
  • Work cooperatively with legislature on economic stimulus. (Apr 2006)
Carla Howell on Budget & Economy
Libertarian Challenger Governor (MA); 2000 Challenger for Senate: Click here for Carla Howell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Christy Mihos on Budget & Economy
Former Independent Challenger 2006: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Christy Mihos on other issues.
  • No casinos in Massachusetts, except at racetrakcs. (Jul 2006)
  • Proposition 1: tax reform and local school aid. (Jun 2006)
Shannon O'Brien on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Shannon O'Brien on other issues.
  • Fostered banking competition by providing consumer info. (Dec 2001)
  • Pressure banks to keep ATM fees low. (Nov 2001)
  • Accused of mismanagement of Abandoned Property account. (Feb 2001)
  • We must pay off Massachusetts’ state debt. (Jan 2001)
Robert Reich on Budget & Economy
Former Dem. Challenger 2002, and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Robert Reich on other issues.
  • Middle class needs more jobs to cope with Great Recession. (Apr 2011)
  • Remember Keynesian lessons learned in the Great Depression. (Apr 2011)
  • Capitalism enlarges economy; democracy divides proceeds. (Sep 2008)
  • Differed with Clinton; less emphasis on deficit reduction. (Jun 2004)
  • Reagan cuts intended to produce deficits & prevent programs. (Feb 2003)
  • Fiscal prudence over market patriotism, even post-9-11. (May 2002)
  • Give $60,000, for college or business, to kids reaching 18. (Jan 2002)
  • Greenspan’s caution is ludicrous during a recession. (Oct 2001)
  • Stimulus: more unemployment insurance, less payroll tax. (Oct 2001)
  • Low-unemployment recession may result from wage fluctuation. (Jul 2001)
  • New progressivism: economic dynamism with social cushions. (Feb 2001)
  • Shift from large-scale production to continuous innovation. (Jan 2001)
  • Gap between rich and poor is widening despite good economy. (Jul 1998)
  • A nation has only two resources: workers & infrastructure. (Jun 1994)
  • Economic Security Council to coordinate from White House. (Jun 1994)
  • Headed Clinton's economic transition policy team. (Jun 1994)
  • Focus on inflation & deficit means focus on needs of wealthy. (Dec 1992)
  • Most precious asset is human capital. (Nov 1992)
Tom Reilly on Budget & Economy
Former Dem. 2006 Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Reilly on other issues.
  • Fiscal responsibility is the key. (Jan 2006)
Mitt Romney on Budget & Economy
Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 33 full quotes OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • We have a choice of two paths: Obama or prosperity. (Oct 2012)
  • My five-point plan will get this economy going again. (Oct 2012)
  • Economy Tax: Middle-income families have lost $4,300. (Oct 2012)
  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were source of housing bubble. (Jan 2012)
  • America needs less spending and more jobs. (Nov 2011)
  • We need president who understands how economy works. (Oct 2011)
  • Cap how much government can spend as a percentage of GDP. (Oct 2011)
  • Obama economy hurt middle class the most, so help them first. (Sep 2011)
  • Can't balance budget by cutting waste; must cut spending too. (Sep 2011)
  • The country needs a turnaround, and that's what I do. (Sep 2011)
  • Better that The Fed manages currency than Congress. (Sep 2011)
  • I understand how the economy works because I lived in it. (Sep 2011)
  • Let middle-income Americans save money tax-free. (Sep 2011)
  • 7 principles for leadership on the economy. (Aug 2011)
  • Don't ask "what can we cut" but "what should we keep". (Jun 2011)
  • Our lack of vision led to financial collapse & loss of $12T. (Mar 2010)
  • Strong economy makes superior defense AND citizen prosperity. (Mar 2010)
  • This recession has cost $12 trillion in net worth. (Feb 2009)
  • Apply Reaganomics to current recession: cut taxes & grow. (Jan 2008)
  • Make sure that we rein in spending. (Jan 2008)
  • Support some kind of national catastrophic fund. (Jan 2008)
  • Only someone who worked in private sector can fix economy. (Jan 2008)
  • Economic strength comes from people, not from Washington. (Dec 2007)
  • Cut deficit via waste, like 342 different economic programs. (Dec 2007)
  • Fundamentally change how Washington works, to reduce pork. (Nov 2007)
  • Washington is broken; needs fundamental change. (May 2007)
  • Balance state budget by removing waste and folderol. (Mar 2002)

    Bailout + Stimulus

  • Stimulus package declares war on free enterprise. (Nov 2011)
  • Obama's policies made economy & stock market worse. (Nov 2011)
  • Let foreclosures happen; let the market reboot. (Nov 2011)
  • QE2 didn't work; focus on jobs & higher growth. (Sep 2011)
  • Bailout program wasted money; let companies go bankrupt. (Jun 2011)
  • US didn't bail out Wall St.; we prevented financial failure. (Mar 2010)
Grace Ross on Budget & Economy
Former Green Challenger 2006: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Grace Ross on other issues.
  • Shift $3B in more taxes on very rich by flattening tax rates. (Sep 2006)
Jane Swift on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jane Swift on other issues.
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Warren Tolman on Budget & Economy
2002 Democratic Challenger MA Governor: Click here for Warren Tolman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Blute on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Blute on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Kenneth Chase on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger, 2004 Congressional candidate: Click here for Kenneth Chase on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Kennedy on Budget & Economy
Democrat (until 1999) (District 8): Click here for Joe Kennedy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Marty Meehan on Budget & Economy
Democrat (Retired 2007) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Marty Meehan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Joe Moakley on Budget & Economy
Democrat (until 2001) (District 9): Click here for Joe Moakley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Torkildsen on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Torkildsen on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Jeff Beatty on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Jeff Beatty on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Capuano on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano 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)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Bill Delahunt on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MA-10): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Bill Delahunt 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 defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Paul Kirk on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Senate Appointee (2009): Click here for Paul Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Macdonald on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Brian Macdonald on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ed O`Reilly on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Ed O`Reilly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Ogonowski on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Ogonowski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephen Pagliuca on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Stephen Pagliuca on other issues.
  • Managing director at Bain Capital; trained as accountant. (Oct 2009)
  • Transparency & accountability in regulating financial system. (Oct 2009)
  • Create jobs via robust economic growth. (Oct 2009)
Jack Robinson on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger for Senate (MA): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jack Robinson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
Kevin Scott on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger, previously Wakefield Selectman: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kevin Scott on other issues.
  • Focus on small business. (Dec 2005)
Bob Underwood on Budget & Economy
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for Bob Underwood on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe L. Kennedy on Budget & Economy
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Joe L. Kennedy on other issues.
  • Audit the FED, and perhaps end it for mishandling funds. (Dec 2009)
  • Answer to majority of problems is free-market economy. (Dec 2009)
Alan Khazei on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Khazei on other issues.
  • End recession by creating jobs and consumer spending. (Nov 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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