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Gary Herbert on Budget & Economy
Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gary Herbert on other issues.
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)

Senate:

UT 2012: 2012 Utah Senate Debates


Orrin Hatch on Budget & Economy
Republican Sr Senator (UT): Click here for 22 full quotes OR click here for Orrin Hatch on other issues.
  • Re-elect me and I'll chair the Senate Finance Committee. (Jun 2012)
  • Accused of "fiscal child abuse" by leaving debt for future. (Jun 2012)
  • My 36 years in Senate could make me Finance Committee chair. (May 2012)
  • My balanced budget bill failed by only one vote. (May 2012)
  • OpEd: Federal debt increased rapidly on his watch. (Apr 2012)
  • More $ for defense, research, Ag, Education, police. (Jan 2000)
  • Balance the budget; but high priority to all spending. (Jan 2000)
  • Prosperity based on Reaganís tax cuts plus balanced budget. (Oct 1999)
  • Bankruptcy has too many loopholes & costs society. (Apr 1999)
  • No Chapter 7 bankruptcy for people with assets & income. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted NO 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)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
Mike Lee on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for 11 full quotes OR click here for Mike Lee on other issues.
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with supermajority to circumvent. (Jul 2011)
  • Our economy cannot survive this ruinous level of debt. (Jul 2011)
  • Congress wants praise; incapable of fiscal responsibility. (Jul 2011)
  • A balanced budget amendment is essential. (Jul 2010)
  • Constitutional amendment for balanced budget. (Jul 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)
  • Liberty Candidate: End the Federal Reserve. (Sep 2010)

House:


Rob Bishop on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (UT-1): Click here for 17 full quotes OR click here for Rob Bishop 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 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)
  • 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)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Feb 2013)
Jim Matheson on Budget & Economy
Democratic Representative (UT-2): Click here for 16 full quotes OR click here for Jim Matheson 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 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 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)
  • Truth in Spending: show actual costs vs. planned costs. (Jul 2010)
  • Require a balanced budget, by Constitutional amendment. (Jan 2011)
  • Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)
Chris Stewart on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Chris Stewart on other issues.
  • Voted YES on prioritizing spending in case debt limit is reached. (May 2013)
  • Opposes federal stimulus spending. (Sep 2012)
  • Prioritize critical spending in case debt limit reached. (Jan 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rocky Anderson on Budget & Economy
Justice Party challenger for President: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rocky Anderson on other issues.
  • More spending cuts than tax increases. (Feb 2012)
  • Persistent fiscal responsibility to balance budget. (Jan 2007)
Jon Huntsman on Budget & Economy
Republican UT Governor: Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • Italy is too big to fail; shrink 6 US banks that are too big. (Nov 2011)
  • Clear out the cobwebs; debt is a cancer. (Sep 2011)
  • OpEd: Huntsman offers most pro-growth proposal ever. (Sep 2011)
  • I'm gonna do for the US what I did for Utah. (Aug 2011)
  • I stood up for debt ceiling increase and against default. (Aug 2011)
Pete Ashdown on Budget & Economy
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pete Ashdown on other issues.
  • Reverse trend of other countries surpassing US innovation. (Jan 2006)
Jason Chaffetz on Budget & Economy
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • No earmarks in any bills. (Jan 2010)
  • 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)
  • 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 Budget Committee. (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. (Jan 2011)
  • Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Scott Howell on Budget & Economy
2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (UT): Click here for Scott Howell on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Dan Liljenquist on Budget & Economy
Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Dan Liljenquist on other issues.
  • Vocal supporter of cut, cap and balance. (May 2012)
  • TARP (bank bailout) was wasteful spending. (May 2012)
Jason Chaffetz on Budget & Economy
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for 19 full quotes OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • No earmarks in any bills. (Jan 2010)
  • 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)
  • 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 Budget Committee. (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. (Jan 2011)
  • Apply all remaining stimulus funds to budget deficit. (Feb 2011)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Reclaim all bonuses paid to AIG executives & employees. (Mar 2009)
Mike Leavitt-Gov on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (1993-2003); Sec. HHS & EPA: Click here for Mike Leavitt-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Olene Walker on Budget & Economy
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Olene Walker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Budget & Economy
2010 Republican challenger (lost primary): Click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Budget & Economy
Former Republican (until 2001) (District 2): Click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Budget & Economy
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Van Dam on other issues.
  • The national debt is damaging Social Security and Medicare. (Oct 2004)
Enid Waldholtz on Budget & Economy
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Enid Waldholtz on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Robert Bennett on Budget & Economy
Republican Jr Senator (UT): Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bennett on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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)
  • 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)
Sam Granato on Budget & Economy
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Sam Granato on other issues.
  • Balanced Budget Amendment leads to irresponsible tax policy. (Jul 2010)
James Hansen on Budget & Economy
Republican (District 1): Click here for the full quote OR click here for James Hansen on other issues.
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Chris Cannon on Budget & Economy
Republican Representative (UT-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chris Cannon on other issues.
  • 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 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)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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