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Nathan Deal on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor; previously Representative (GA-10): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Nathan Deal on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • 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)

Senate:

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Paul Broun on Budget & Economy
Republican: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Paul Broun 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)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Dec 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored auditing the Fed & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Phil Gingrey on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (GA-11): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gingrey 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Karen Handel on Budget & Economy
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Karen Handel on other issues.
  • Tenacious in balancing budget and dealing with corruption. (Jun 2013)
Johnny Isakson on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Rep (GA-6): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Johnny Isakson on other issues.
  • 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 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 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)
  • Sponsored bill for biennial budget & appropriations process. (Jan 2009)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Jack Kingston on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (GA-1): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Jack Kingston 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 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Feb 2011)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Michelle Nunn on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michelle Nunn on other issues.
  • Make smart short and mid-term investments to drive growth. (Nov 2013)
  • Budget gridlock holds America hostage & jeopardizes economy. (Oct 2013)
  • Supports "Gang of Eight" deal to reduce $17T debt. (Jul 2013)
David Perdue on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for David Perdue on other issues.
  • Cut wasteful spending; eliminate failed government agencies. (Jul 2013)
  • Support balanced budget amendment and tax reform. (Jul 2013)

House:


John Barrow on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (GA-12): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for John Barrow 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Sanford Bishop on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (GA-2): Click here for 18 full quotes OR click here for Sanford Bishop 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Paul Broun on Budget & Economy
Republican: Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Paul Broun 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)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Dec 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Sponsored auditing the Fed & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Doug Collins on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 9): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Doug Collins on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Phil Gingrey on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (GA-11): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Phil Gingrey 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Tom Graves on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 14): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Tom Graves 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)
  • 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)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
Hank Johnson on Budget & Economy
Democrat: Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Hank Johnson 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)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Jack Kingston on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (GA-1): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Jack Kingston 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 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Member of House Committee on Appropriations. (Mar 2011)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Feb 2011)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
John Lewis on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (GA-5): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Lewis 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)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Tom Price on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (GA-6): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Tom Price 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)
  • Member of the House Republican Economic Recovery Working Group. (Sep 2010)
  • Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
Austin Scott on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 8): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Austin Scott 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)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)
David Scott on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (GA-13): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for David Scott 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)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
Lynn Westmoreland on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (GA-8): Click here for 20 full quotes OR click here for Lynn Westmoreland 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)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Member of House Banking Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 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)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)
Rob Woodall on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Rob Woodall 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)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Feb 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Sonny Perdue on Budget & Economy
Republican GA Governor: Click here for Sonny Perdue on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Saxby Chambliss on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (GA-8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Saxby Chambliss on other issues.
  • 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 YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Biennial budget and appropriations process. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Mike Keown on Budget & Economy
Former GOP Challenger (2010) (District 2): Click here for Mike Keown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Roy Barnes on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Governor (1999-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Roy Barnes on other issues.
  • 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)
Bob Barr on Budget & Economy
Republican (Retired 2002) (District 7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bob Barr on other issues.
  • Financial crisis requires investigation & prosecution. (Oct 2008)
  • Not government’s job to bail out Wall Street. (Oct 2008)
  • Earmarks are an outrageous abuse by Congressmen to buy votes. (Apr 2008)
  • Remove both earmarks and cut the underlying spending. (Apr 2008)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Allen Buckley on Budget & Economy
Libertarian challenger (2008): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Allen Buckley on other issues.
  • Issue T-bills to pay off long-term US debt. (Jun 2004)
  • 10/x/39 tax system would pay off debt in 50-60 years. (Jun 2004)
  • Balanced budget except in emergencies (not War on Terror). (Jun 2004)
  • A balanced federal budget is a MUST, absent emergencies. (May 2004)
Max Burns on Budget & Economy
Republican (Until 2004) (District 12): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Max Burns on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Max Cleland on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Max Cleland on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
Mac Collins on Budget & Economy
2004 former Republican challenger; US Representative: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mac Collins on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Mac Collins on Budget & Economy
Former Republican (until 2005) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Mac Collins on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Paul Coverdell on Budget & Economy
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Paul Coverdell 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)
Newt Gingrich on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for 27 full quotes OR click here for Newt Gingrich on other issues.
  • We balanced the budget four times in the 1990s. (Jan 2012)
  • We balanced the budget four times in the 1990s. (Jan 2012)
  • Ron Paul's economic stances compared to Gingrich's. (Jan 2012)
  • Don't bail out Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae; break them up. (Dec 2011)
  • Dodd-Frank kills small business & small banks. (Nov 2011)
  • Only leadership can balance the budget. (Sep 2011)
  • Modernizing government would save $500B per year in waste. (Sep 2011)
  • No sequel to failed stimulus & job-killing policies. (Sep 2011)
  • The Fed's secrecy & power are antithetical to a free society. (Sep 2011)
  • Put people back to work to raise revenues without taxes. (Sep 2011)
  • The Super-committee is as dumb an idea as I've ever heard. (Aug 2011)
  • It's a scandal that the Federal Reserve is secret. (Aug 2011)
  • Federal government pays at least $150B a year to crooks. (Jul 2011)
  • Putting people in houses they can't afford invites disaster. (May 2010)
  • Microlending efficiently gets money to local entrepreneurs. (May 2010)
  • Insure banks rather than pass out checks. (Apr 2010)
  • 1995-97: Pushed for (and got) capital gains tax cut. (Apr 2010)
  • Bailout combines bad policy with worst of Detroit's decay. (Jul 2009)
  • 1995 budget: cut taxes, regulations, & spending. (Aug 2008)
  • 1995: Eliminate the annual federal deficit in 7 years. (Nov 2005)
  • Negotiated 1998 budget: first one balanced since 1969. (Jun 2004)
  • Balancing budget is morally AND financially right. (Jul 1996)
  • Focus on customers; use employee knowledge. (Jul 1995)
  • Achieve balanced budget by 2002. (Jan 1995)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Denise Majette on Budget & Economy
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Denise Majette on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Denise Majette on Budget & Economy
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Denise Majette on other issues.
  • Voted NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Zell Miller on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Senator; retired 2004: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Zell Miller on other issues.
  • 1992: We need Dems because not everyone is born rich. (Jun 2004)
  • Vetoes 104 line items, $37M, of “wrong priorities”. (Apr 1997)
  • Avoid elitist social issues; return to economic populism. (Jun 1994)
Sam Nunn on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for Sam Nunn on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mary Squires on Budget & Economy
2004 former Democratic challenger; State Senator: Click here for Mary Squires on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dale Cardwell on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Dale Cardwell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Saxby Chambliss on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator; previously Representative (GA-8): Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Saxby Chambliss on other issues.
  • 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 YES on paying down federal debt by rating programs' effectiveness. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on $40B in reduced federal overall spending. (Dec 2005)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Biennial budget and appropriations process. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Nathan Deal on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor; previously Representative (GA-10): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Nathan Deal on other issues.
  • 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 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)
  • 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)
Johnny Isakson on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Rep (GA-6): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Johnny Isakson on other issues.
  • 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 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 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)
  • Sponsored bill for biennial budget & appropriations process. (Jan 2009)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Vernon Jones on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Vernon Jones on other issues.
  • Lead the way to protect home ownership. (Jun 2008)
  • Record of balancing budgets and not raising taxes. (Jun 2008)
Rand Knight on Budget & Economy
Democrat Challenger: Click here for Rand Knight on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Josh Lanier on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Josh Lanier on other issues.
  • Congress is out of control on spending. (Jun 2008)
John Linder on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (GA-7): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for John Linder on other issues.
  • Our tax code has chased $10 trillion to offshore deposits. (May 2006)
  • Economic freedom is a component of political freedom. (May 2006)
  • 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)
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Jim Marshall on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (GA-3): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Jim Marshall 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 NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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 NO on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
Jim Martin on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Martin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cynthia McKinney on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 4): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Cynthia McKinney on other issues.
  • We have plenty of money for programs; it’s just misallocated. (Jan 2008)
  • Get minorities into home ownership & global marketplace. (Jan 2001)
Charlie Norwood on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 10): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Norwood on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Mike Thurmond on Budget & Economy
2010 Democratic Challenger: Click here for Mike Thurmond on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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