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Sean Parnell on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Sean Parnell on other issues.
  • Enforce budget discipline and invest for our future. (Jan 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Mead Treadwell on Budget & Economy
Republican Lt. Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mead Treadwell on other issues.
  • $800 billion stimulus spends on backs of future generations. (Feb 2014)
  • Opposes federal overreach; supports more economic freedom. (Jan 2014)

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Mark Begich on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Mark Begich on other issues.
  • Closed $33M budget gap without using one-time reserves. (Jul 2008)
  • No secret earmarks; full online disclosure. (May 2008)
  • As mayor: bond rating up; jobs increased; taxes down. (Apr 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)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Joe Miller on Budget & Economy
Challenger and previous Republican Nominee: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Joe Miller on other issues.
  • Murkowski owned TARP recipients' stock while voting for TARP. (Oct 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
Lisa Murkowski on Budget & Economy
Independent Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Lisa Murkowski on other issues.
  • Regrets voting for TARP; would vote against it now. (Oct 2010)
  • Against “regionalization” of federal funding. (Oct 2004)
  • Facilitated Government Canned Salmon purchases. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted NO on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
Dan Sullivan on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger: Click here for Dan Sullivan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mead Treadwell on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mead Treadwell on other issues.
  • $800 billion stimulus spends on backs of future generations. (Feb 2014)
  • Opposes federal overreach; supports more economic freedom. (Jan 2014)

House:


Don Young on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (AK-At-Large): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Don Young 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 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 YES 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 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Frank Murkowski on Budget & Economy
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski 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)
Tony Knowles on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Governor (1994-2002): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Tony Knowles on other issues.
  • Double funding for state tourism marketing to $10 million. (Oct 2006)
  • Consolidate funding now distributed to Alaska’s 230 tribes. (Oct 2004)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Sarah Palin on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President: Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • No budget for 4 years? No budget is no leadership. (Mar 2013)
  • Michele Bachmann economic stances compared to Palin. (Jan 2012)
  • 2009: Rejected $300M in federal stimulus aid. (Sep 2011)
  • "No thank you" to federal dollars with fat strings attached. (Nov 2010)
  • $3.8T budget is mind boggling, and they keep borrowing. (Feb 2010)
  • TARP is becoming a slush fund for big players. (Feb 2010)
  • First priority for GOP Congress: rein in spending. (Feb 2010)
  • Vetoed $25M stimulus earmark; Alaskans don't desire "help". (Nov 2009)
  • Live within our means; save for the future. (Nov 2009)
  • Economic mess from gov't interference in mortgage market. (Nov 2009)
  • FactCheck: Praised Bush $700B bailout; opposed Obama's $787B. (Nov 2009)
  • FactCheck: No, Alaska doesn't deny federal stimulus help. (Nov 2009)
  • Restraint of last two years should continue in tough times. (Jan 2009)
  • We suspended campaign to work on economic reform. (Oct 2008)
  • Predatory lenders got us into the housing crisis. (Oct 2008)
  • We should not reward poor financial decisions. (Sep 2008)
  • McCain’s experience makes him best judge in economic crisis. (Sep 2008)
  • Program of $1,200 to every Alaskan: spent on consumer goods. (Sep 2008)
  • Workforce fundamentals are strong; economy needs oversight. (Sep 2008)
  • Taxpayers cannot be looked to as Wall Street bailout. (Sep 2008)
  • Control spending by request if possible; by veto if needed. (Sep 2008)
  • $7 billion savings plan for education & transportation. (Dec 2007)
  • Reduced general fund spending by $124 million. (Mar 2007)
  • Aim to reduce general fund spending by $150 million. (Jan 2007)
  • Firm believer in free market capitalism. (Nov 2006)
  • Coordinate state tourism marketing but no additional funding. (Oct 2006)
Jim Sykes on Budget & Economy
2004 former Green challenger: Click here for Jim Sykes on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Frank Vondersaar on Budget & Economy
Democrat Challenger (2002; and lost 2010 primary): Click here for Frank Vondersaar on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dave Cuddy on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger: Click here for Dave Cuddy on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Scott McAdams on Budget & Economy
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott McAdams on other issues.
  • Never print more money to fund big bank bailouts. (Jul 2010)
Frank Murkowski on Budget & Economy
Republican AK Governor; previously Senator: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Frank Murkowski 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)
Rick Sikma on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Rick Sikma on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ted Stevens on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (AK): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ted Stevens on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Vic Vickers on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Vic Vickers on other issues.
  • Balance budget by ending tax subsidies and loopholes. (Jun 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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