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Governor, Mayors and Pundits:


Phil Bryant on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Phil Bryant on other issues.
  • Lower taxes to spur economic growth and job creation. (May 2011)

Senate:

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Thad Cochran on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (MS): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Thad Cochran 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 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)
Albert N. Gore on Budget & Economy
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Albert N. Gore on other issues.
  • Save $500B by eliminating subsidies. (Aug 2012)
Chris McDaniel on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris McDaniel on other issues.
  • Those in D.C. don't appear to be listening. (Oct 2013)
Roger Wicker on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker 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 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)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)

House:


Gregg Harper on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Gregg Harper 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 NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • 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)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Alan Nunnelee on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Alan Nunnelee 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)
  • 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)
  • Ban roadway signs indicating Recovery Act funding. (Jul 2011)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
Steven Palazzo on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 4): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Steven Palazzo on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment to cut federal spending. (Jul 2011)
  • 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)
Bennie Thompson on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MS-2): Click here for 14 full quotes OR click here for Bennie Thompson 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 YES 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)
  • Establish a usury limit of 16% for consumer credit cards. (Dec 2009)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Haley Barbour on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (2004-2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • Pay off $700M deficit with no new taxes nor funny money. (Mar 2004)
  • Reduce government programs for more economic growth. (Apr 1996)
Kirk Fordice on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (1992-1999): Click here for Kirk Fordice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ronnie Musgrove on Budget & Economy
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Attract new businesses; develop existing ones. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
Haley Barbour on Budget & Economy
Former Republican challenger (2006), Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Haley Barbour on other issues.
  • Pay off $700M deficit with no new taxes nor funny money. (Mar 2004)
  • Reduce government programs for more economic growth. (Apr 1996)
Bill Bowlin on Budget & Economy
Former Democratic Challenger (2006): Click here for Bill Bowlin on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Ronnie Musgrove on Budget & Economy
2008 Senate challenger; previously Democratic MS Governor: Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Ronnie Musgrove on other issues.
  • Attract new businesses; develop existing ones. (Jan 2001)
  • 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)
Travis Childers on Budget & Economy
Democrat (until 2010) (District 1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Travis Childers on other issues.
  • Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
  • Voted NO 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 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
Erik Fleming on Budget & Economy
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Erik Fleming on other issues.
  • Bankruptcy restrictions put more strain on working families. (Mar 2008)
Trent Lott on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator (MS): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Trent Lott on other issues.
  • 1981: Pushed for $80B cut in federal spending. (Aug 2006)
  • Negotiated 1998 budget: first one balanced since 1969. (Jun 2004)
  • 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 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)
Charles Pickering on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (MS-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Charles Pickering on other issues.
  • Voted NO on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 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)
  • Allow $3 on 1040 form to pay off National Debt. (Sep 2000)
Chip Pickering on Budget & Economy
Republican challenger, U.S. Rep.: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chip Pickering on other issues.
  • Voted YES on restricting bankruptcy rules. (Jan 2004)
Ronnie Shows on Budget & Economy
Democrat (District 4): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ronnie Shows on other issues.
  • Retire half the public debt by 2006. (May 2001)
Gene Taylor on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor on other issues.
  • 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 NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Gene Taylor on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (MS-4): Click here for 13 full quotes OR click here for Gene Taylor on other issues.
  • 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 NO on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Ban abusive credit practices & enhance consumer disclosure. (Feb 2009)
Roger Wicker on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator; previously Republican Representative (MS-1): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Roger Wicker 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 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)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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