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Saturday, July 30, 2011

DEBT CEILING COVERAGE, Arizona Delegation: Some Catch-up items

I haven't had too much time to sit down at the computer the last few days - certainly not as much time as I would like to given the circumstances.  So, here are a few things from the e-mail box and the twitter feeds and the Google-monster that I would like to post.  As always, if you know of something that you think should be included, drop me an e-mail - I'd love to include it!
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Quayle, Ben (R-CD3):  Quayle was interviewed by Fox News' Neil Cavuto this morning (Saturday, 8:15a.m., AZT).  Below the video are some quotes pulled by Quayle's office.


On Speaker Boehner’s bill:
“The plan that we put forth in the House, it was not going to solve all of the problems that we have, but this is going to take time… This is what the Boehner bill did. We had caps on spending; we had a balanced Budget Amendment. I voted for it and I think it was the right step.”
On the long-term fiscal situation:
"We need to move our country in the right fiscal direction. We can’t be saying, ok look S&P and Moody’s might downgrade us. We have to make the best decisions to try and make sure that we are tackling our fiscal problems.”
On differences within the Republican Party:
“We are all in this together. We all have the same ideals and we’re looking to push that same ideals. We have different strategy. Some people try to get it all at once. Others are trying to say— hey look, we understand where we are. We don’t have the Senate, we don’t have the White House. Let’s get what we can get and move the country in the right direction. So, I don’t think there is really any schism of ideology. It’s just a difference of opinion in strategy. “

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Schweikert, Davide (R-CD5):  Rep. Schweikert released an angry statement this (Saturday) afternoon.  Here it is:

“While our economy is on the brink of a debt disaster, it is unconscionable that President Obama and the Senate Majority still refuse any plan that will not give the president a blank check.
“The House of Representatives did the heavy lifting and passed a bipartisan plan, yet President Obama’s calls for ‘compromise’ seem to ignore this reality.
“The Reid plan borders on embarrassing. It is full of smoke and mirrors instead of common sense and math. It will have a disastrous impact on our military, does not cut close to the amount it hikes, and advertises $1 trillion in phantom cuts.
“Senator Reid continues to play games and disregard the will of the People’s House. It is clear that President Obama and the Senate Majority just don’t get it.” 

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Gosar, Paul (R-CD1) :  Rep. Gosar released a statement last night (Friday), after passage of the Boehner bill:

“I’ve said all along, default is not an option for our country. The plan that offered the best solution was Cut, Cap and Balance, however, the Senate refused to even vote on that. We are forced to provide a compromise, which Speaker Boehner has forged that overall cuts more in spending than gives in debt ceiling increases. This conservative plan still moves the nation on a path to fiscal responsibility.”

“A year ago Congress only talked about tax increases and more failed stimulus plans. Now we are talking about, and voting on, measures that restore fiscal sanity. We are moving our country forward.”  
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