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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Tom Foley on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Foley on other issues.
  • AdWatch: Malloy's policies drive jobs out of state. (Nov 2013)
Dan Malloy on Budget & Economy
Democratic Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Malloy on other issues.
  • Vision for economic revival, not just recovery. (Feb 2012)
  • As mayor, expanded services within budget. (Nov 2010)
David Walker on Budget & Economy
Republican Challengr for Lt. Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Walker on other issues.
  • Revise and respect the Constitutional spending cap. (Jul 2014)
  • Annual limit on most major categories of spending & revenues. (Apr 2012)
  • 3 parts spending cuts to 1 part tax increase via reforms. (Mar 2012)
  • Comprehensive tax reforms, capping tax at 20.5% of GDP. (Mar 2012)

Senate:

CT 2012: 2012 Connecticut Senate Debate


Richard Blumenthal on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator: Click here for Richard Blumenthal on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Susan Bysiewicz on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger (Lost primary): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Susan Bysiewicz on other issues.
  • Tax securities transactions $150B to fund mortgage relief. (May 2012)
Linda McMahon on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Linda McMahon on other issues.
  • Supports a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
Chris Murphy on Budget & Economy
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Christopher Shays on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • OpEd: Voted to raise the debt ceiling 8 times. (Apr 2012)
  • OpEd: Spent $200M on "Bridge to Nowhere". (Apr 2012)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)

House:


Joe Courtney on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Joe Courtney 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)
Rosa DeLauro on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (CT-3): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Rosa DeLauro 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 Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Elizabeth Esty on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Elizabeth Esty on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Supports federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
Jim Himes on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Jim Himes 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)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
John Larson on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (CT-1): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Larson 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 YES 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)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Jodi Rell on Budget & Economy
Republican CT Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jodi Rell on other issues.
  • Financial crisis came from unbridled greed & lax oversight. (Jan 2009)
Joseph Lieberman on Budget & Economy
Democratic Jr Senator (CT, retiring 2012), ran for V.P. with Gore, ran for president 2004: Click here for 26 full quotes OR click here for Joseph Lieberman on other issues.
  • 1995: Support balanced budget with a date-certain plan. (Nov 2005)
  • Fact Check: Implies economy not growing-really it grew 8.2%. (Dec 2003)
  • 7.2% GDP growth isn’t a recovery without job creation. (Nov 2003)
  • Prosperity won’t go on automatically; don’t change horses. (Nov 2000)
  • Democratic administration balanced budget and created growth. (Oct 2000)
  • $300 billion reserve fund to be insurance policy for surplus. (Oct 2000)
  • Expensive tax cut for rich will lead to high interest rates. (Oct 2000)
  • Now: tap Strategic Reserve; long-term: develop 80 mpg cars. (Oct 2000)
  • New economy will thrive on investment and trained workers. (Aug 2000)
  • Democrats will expand prosperity, GOP will “squander” it. (Aug 2000)
  • Fund R&D; cut capital gains tax; ban Internet tax. (Aug 2000)
  • Priorities are debt reduction and balanced budget. (Aug 2000)
  • Private sector is the primary engine of economic growth. (Aug 2000)
  • Booming economy from private sector plus government help. (May 2000)
  • Biennial budget makes sense, allows better review. (Mar 1999)
  • 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 YES on 1998 GOP budget. (May 1997)
  • Voted NO on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Balance debt reduction, tax relief, & policy investment. (Jan 2001)
  • Reform mortgage rules to prevent foreclosure & bankruptcy. (Feb 2008)
Chris Murphy on Budget & Economy
Senate Challenger; Democratic Rep. (CT-5): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Chris Murphy 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
John Rowland on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (1995-2004): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for John Rowland on other issues.
  • Regional transportation network to foster trade & economy. (Jul 2000)
  • More federal funding for FAA and air traffic control. (Feb 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Gary Franks on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gary Franks on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Nancy Lee Johnson on Budget & Economy
Former Republican challenger, U.S.Rep.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Miriam Masullo on Budget & Economy
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Miriam Masullo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Orchulli on Budget & Economy
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for Jack Orchulli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Rob Simmons on Budget & Economy
2010 Senate Challenger (lost GOP primary); formerly US Rep.: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • Oppose reckless spending & higher taxes of failed "stimulus". (Dec 2009)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Chris Dodd on Budget & Economy
Democratic Sr Senator (CT): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Chris Dodd on other issues.
  • Bar bailed-out companies from awarding executive bonuses. (Sep 2010)
  • Dec. 2009: proposed Consumer Financial Protection Agency. (Jun 2010)
  • 2003: Threatened filibuster on Fannie & Freddie regulation. (Mar 2010)
  • Federal budget much more complicated & diverse than states’. (Dec 2007)
  • Freeze rates on subprime mortgages to avoid foreclosures. (Dec 2007)
  • People of color lured into sub prime lending. (Dec 2007)
  • Chairs Banking Committee; hedge fund managers donated $727K. (Oct 2007)
  • Mortgage market has seized up; provide more market liquidity. (Aug 2007)
  • The next generation may be less well-off than us. (Oct 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 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 YES 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)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Sponsored bill banning abusive credit & enhancing disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Sam Gejdenson on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Sam Gejdenson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Nancy Lee Johnson on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 6): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Nancy Lee Johnson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Barbara Bailey Kennelly on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 1): Click here for Barbara Bailey Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barbara Kennelly on Budget & Economy
Democrat (retired 1998) (District 1): Click here for Barbara Kennelly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ned Lamont on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Ned Lamont on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Maloney on Budget & Economy
Democrat (retired) (District 5): Click here for Jim Maloney on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Alan Schlesinger on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Alan Schlesinger on other issues.
  • National debt of $5 trillion is too burdensome on economy. (Jun 2006)
Christopher Shays on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (CT-4): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Christopher Shays on other issues.
  • OpEd: Voted to raise the debt ceiling 8 times. (Apr 2012)
  • OpEd: Spent $200M on "Bridge to Nowhere". (Apr 2012)
  • Voted NO 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 YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Rob Simmons on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rob Simmons on other issues.
  • Oppose reckless spending & higher taxes of failed "stimulus". (Dec 2009)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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