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Paul LePage on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul LePage on other issues.
  • Make the tough decisions to let American Dream survive. (Feb 2013)

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Shenna Bellows on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shenna Bellows on other issues.
  • The sequester and the shutdown are unforgiveable. (Oct 2013)
Susan Collins on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator (ME): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Susan Collins on other issues.
  • We tried & failed in 2005 to tighten mortgage regulations. (Aug 2008)
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (May 2009)
  • Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Feb 2009)
  • Voted YES on $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 YES on Balanced-budget constitutional amendment. (Mar 1997)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Scott D`Amboise on Budget & Economy
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott D`Amboise on other issues.
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
Cynthia Dill on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Cynthia Dill on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Olympia Snowe on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (ME): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Olympia Snowe 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 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 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)
  • Biennial budget and appropriations process. (Jan 2009)
  • More enforcement of mortgage fraud and TARP fraud. (May 2009)
  • Maintain & enforce existing spending caps in the future. (Sep 1998)
Charlie Summers on Budget & Economy
Secretary of State; Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Charlie Summers on other issues.
  • Bailouts and stimulus create $16T debt with no end in sight. (Apr 2012)
  • Wasteful spending, even on military, should be eliminated. (Apr 2012)

House:


Michael Michaud on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 15 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 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)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Chellie Pingree on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • More corporate disclosure; less insider transactions. (Sep 2002)
  • 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Baldacci on Budget & Economy
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
Matt Dunlap on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Matt Dunlap on other issues.
  • Shore up availability of credit to stimulate job creation. (Mar 2012)
Angus King on Budget & Economy
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Taming the deficit without revenue increases isn't realistic. (May 2012)
  • How are deficits suddenly cause for mass demonstrations? (Aug 2011)
  • Regional transportation network to foster trade & economy. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Angus King on Budget & Economy
Former Independent Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • Taming the deficit without revenue increases isn't realistic. (May 2012)
  • How are deficits suddenly cause for mass demonstrations? (Aug 2011)
  • Regional transportation network to foster trade & economy. (Jul 2000)
  • Bankruptcy reform: limit Chapter 7; protect states' role. (Feb 2001)
  • Uphold commitments to states before other spending. (Sep 2001)
Tom Allen on Budget & Economy
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Bush administrationís debt has failed middle-class America. (Sep 2008)
  • Driving up debt & unbridled free market caused bank crisis. (Aug 2008)
  • 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)
Tom Allen on Budget & Economy
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen on other issues.
  • Bush administrationís debt has failed middle-class America. (Sep 2008)
  • Driving up debt & unbridled free market caused bank crisis. (Aug 2008)
  • 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)
William Cohen on Budget & Economy
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for William Cohen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Longley on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Longley on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Jean Hay Bright on Budget & Economy
Democratic challenger: Click here for Jean Hay Bright on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eric Mehnert on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Eric Mehnert on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chellie Pingree on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • More corporate disclosure; less insider transactions. (Sep 2002)
  • 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)
  • Increase debt limit from $14.3 trillion to $16.7 trillion. (Jul 2011)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
John Baldacci on Budget & Economy
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Baldacci on other issues.
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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