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John Barrasso

John Barrasso's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: John Barrasso
Office: U.S. Senate (WY) - Jr, Republican Minority Policy Committee Chair
First Elected: 06/22/2007
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2018
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Bobbi; 3 Children: Peter, Emma, Hadley
Birth Date: 07/21/1952
Birth Place: Reading, PA
Home City: Casper, WY
Religion: Prebyterian
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John Barrasso refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2012 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2012, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

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  • NARAL Pro-Choice America. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the NARAL Pro-Choice America 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Family Research Council. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the Family Research Council 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Right to Life Committee. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the National Right to Life Committee 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Issue Position: Key Issues. Dr. Barrasso supports the sanctity of human life and has introduced legislation in the Wyoming Senate to protect the unborn." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle:It's Barrasso. 23 June 2007. "I believe in limited government, lower taxes, less spending, traditional family values, local control and a strong national defense. In the state Senate, in addition to receiving an 'A' rating from the NRA, I have voted for prayer in schools, against gay marriage and have sponsored legislation to protect the sanctity of life." (www.wyomingnews.com)
  • John Barrasso. Letter to The Honorable Harry Reid Majority Leader. 7 December 2009. "We have grave concerns regarding the exclusion of longstanding funding limitations on abortion in the various appropriations bills that are currently before Congress. These measures, which have enjoyed broad bipartisan support for many years, are meant to ensure that taxpayers are not forced to pay for or promote elective abortions either in the United States or abroad. Yet provisions calling for taxpayer financed abortions and the promotion of abortion have been included in the FY2010 Financial Services and State/Foreign Operations Appropriations bills. We cannot, in good conscience, allow these provisions to move forward, even in an omnibus appropriations bill." (votesmart.org)
  • Planned Parenthood. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of Planned Parenthood 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • National Organization for Women. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, the National Organization for Women attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2008, the National Organization for Women gave John Barrasso a rating of 9 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. S Amdt 3896. 110th Congress. Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions. John Barrasso voted Yea on 02/26/2008. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

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  • Abasin Zaheer. Senators assure US won't abandon Afghanistan. 7 January 2010. "A four-member US Senate delegation assured Afghanistan on Thursday of long-term cooperation and engagement, promising that Washington would avoid the mistake of walking away from the conflict-torn country [¦] On the occasion, Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming described meetings with Afghan ministers as well as Karzai as wonderful. "I'm very encouraged by those meetings. I think we absolutely do have the right team. We have committed the resources, and there is resolve to see this to a successful completion."" (www.pajhwok.com)
  • Peace Action. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the Peace Action 7 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • Peace Action West. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of Peace Action West 7 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. S Amdt 4204. 112th Congress. Requiring Afghanistan Troop Redeployment Plan and Timetable. John Barrasso voted Nay on 05/27/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Video: SEN BARRASSO TALIBAN GETTING STRONGER 120507. 7 May 2012. "The President made a decision to remove all of the troops from Iraq, against the advice of his military leaders. I would hope that the President would listen to his military leaders on the ground and make the decision that is in the best interest of the American people to avoid having Afghanistan become, once again, a haven for terrorists to use to attack us." (www.youtube.com)
  • John Barrasso. FOX "Interview With Senator John Barrasso" “ Transcript. 25 February 2009. "I just want to make sure like the president does that there is no place that terrorists can hide and have a safe haven to plan for attacks on the United States. So I encourage the activities that he's talked about for Afghanistan, but we're going to continue with our role in Iraq as well." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso on Afghanistan Presence. 25 January 2011. "It's in the best interest of the United States to have an Afghan army ready to replace us. And that's what we're doing there today: training the Afghan army. General Petraeus's strategy of clearing, holding, and building “ clear the area, hold it, and then build a community where people will live “ is one that “ we are superb at clearing, we can hold “ but we don't have the troops to hold everywhere all the time. And that's the role of the Afghan army while the Afghan people build their own country." (www.sheridanmedia.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

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  • John Barrasso. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle:It's Barrasso. 23 June 2007. "I believe in limited government, lower taxes, less spending, traditional family values, local control and a strong national defense. In the state Senate, in addition to receiving an 'A' rating from the NRA, I have voted for prayer in schools, against gay marriage and have sponsored legislation to protect the sanctity of life." (www.wyomingnews.com)
  • John Barrasso. S Amdt 4818. 110th Congress. Funding for Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. John Barrasso voted Yea on 05/22/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. HR 4986. 110th Congress. Defense Authorizations Bill. John Barrasso voted Yea on 01/22/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Op-Ed: Alarming Debt Americans Can't Tune Out. 12 January 2011. "I believe President Obama should immediately propose across the board spending cuts for all nondefense discretionary spending. These cuts should be based on spending levels that do not include any stimulus or emergency spending. Reckless stimulus spending has distorted federal agency budgets." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. 5 April 2011. "As we approach the April 8th expiration of the sixth continuing resolution for fiscal year 2011, we urge you to include adequate full-year funding for the Department of Defense in the next legislative funding measure. It is crucial that our men and women in uniform have the resources they need as we engage in military operations on three separate fronts." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. FOX "Interview With Senator John Barrasso" - Transcript. 25 February 2009. "Absolutely, you know, I'm for limited government, lower taxes and a strong defense and what I heard last night, it seems to me like the era of big government is back with increased taxes, increased spending, but not for our military and that's not the way I like to go." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

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  • John Barrasso. Middle Class Tax Cut Act--Motion to Proceed"Continued. 24 July 2012. "Finally, I would like to address one last issue where I think the Democrats in Congress and the White House need to reverse course. Our country faces what has been called a fiscal cliff. Unless Washington acts in January, taxes will increase across the board--not just on small businesses but on middle-class families and even low-income people. Republicans in the House have already voted to approve long-term spending cuts. This month they will vote to stop the tax increases. And Republicans have a plan to create a healthier economy by making our Tax Code simpler, flatter, and fairer for all Americans. What happens next is in the hands of the Democrats in the Senate." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2009 -- Continued. 12 March 2008. "Mr. President, I rise today to discuss my concerns with the fiscal year 2009 budget resolution. This is a budget that says tax revenue will go up by $1.2 trillion. Most of this is going to come by eliminating tax relief, commonly known as the Bush tax cuts. Let me be clear: The people of Wyoming do not believe eliminating the President's tax cuts and dramatically increasing Federal spending is the right prescription for our economy. I would go so far as to say this budget does exactly the opposite of what is needed. This budget will send the wrong signal to small investors. The budget will send the wrong signal to ranchers. This budget will send the wrong signal to farmers. This budget will send the wrong signal to small business owners all across Wyoming." (votesmart.org)
  • Americans for Tax Reform. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the Americans for Tax Reform 78 percent in 2007." (votesmart.org)
  • National Taxpayers Union. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported reasonable tax and spending policies as defined by the National Taxpayers Union 98 percent of the time in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Slams Overstuffed Democrat Budget. 13 March, 2008. "We need to get our fiscal house in order. That means extending the President's tax cuts and addressing entitlement spending. The Democrat budget not only fails to do that “ it actually makes it worse. The budget allows entitlement spending to grow by $488 billion over 5 years, and allows the Bush tax cuts to expire." (barrasso.senate.gov)
  • John Barrasso. Politico - Obama's False Sense of Fairness. 27 August 2012. "What is fair is to finally get serious about encouraging economic growth. What is fair is reducing taxes for everybody -- so families keep more of the money they earn and businesses have more money to expand and hire." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. U.S. Senator John Barrasso Delivers Weekly Republican Address. 29 June 2012. "We will not raise taxes in the middle of a recession." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

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  • Americans for Prosperity. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the Americans for Prosperity 92 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • The Club for Growth. 04/18/2012. "On the votes used to calculate its ratings, The Club for Growth attaches more value to those votes it considers more important. For 2010, The Club for Growth gave John Barrasso a rating of 89 percent." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. HR 1424. 110th Congress. Financial Asset Purchase Authority and Tax Law Amendments. John Barrasso voted Nay on 10/01/2008. (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. S Amdt 3301. 112th Congress. Ending the Troubled Asset Relief Program. John Barrasso voted Yea on 01/21/2010. (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. CNN "CNN Newsroom" - Transcript. 20 July 2010. "I mean, the scroll on the bottom of the screen talks about no jobs. It says jobs, no. The bottom line is, that's the problem with this failed stimulus package. The president said if they passed it, unemployment would stay less than 8 percent in this country. We now know it hit 10 percent, and you showed the map of how many states have over 10 percent unemployment. He -- the president overpromised, under-delivered, and even though Vice President Biden said that the stimulus package is working, fewer than one in four Americans believe so. The president ought to be focused on jobs, the economy, the debt and the amount of spending. And he's not focused on that at all." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso: "Shovel Ready Stimulus" Shoveled More Debt onto Americans. 17 February 2011. "Instead of creating new jobs with 'shovel ready projects,' President Obama's failed 'stimulus' shoveled billions of dollars of more debt on the backs of hard working Americans. On Monday, the President had an opportunity to introduce a serious budget that makes Washington more effective and efficient. Unfortunately, he doubled down on more unnecessary spending that will waste billions of taxpayer dollars on projects that haven't been able to create jobs from 'stimulus' funding two years ago. One of his signature initiatives, a high speed rail proposal is an example of spending that will continue to fiscally derail America. Washington needs to cut wasteful spending and red tape to make it easier for the private sector to create jobs and grow our economy." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Votes No on Stimulus Package. 9 February 2011. "I voted no. This is a spending bill, not a stimulus bill. I was in Wyoming this past weekend. Folks told me time and time again, they want value for their hard earned tax dollars. We should first fix the Housing problem. There needs to be jobs created now with targeted tax relief. It is simple Wyoming based common sense. Do not spend money on wasteful programs that do not create immediate jobs and growth. We need stimulus now, not in two or three years." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso: Administration Must Stop Pushing Job-killing Policies. 27 January 2010. "For over a year, Americans have repeatedly encouraged Washington to focus on jobs and the economy. Washington had its own agenda. Now we have out of control government spending, a skyrocketing deficit and a failed 'stimulus' bill. The American people deserve a road map to economic growth instead of another list of unfulfilled promises. Washington should either lead or get out of the way. Tonight, President Obama promised to get the economy back on track, reduce the deficit and help the private sector create new jobs. While I appreciated his remarks, I am more interested in his actions. In order for our economy to improve, the Administration must stop pushing policies that kill jobs across our country." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. FOX "Interview With Senator John Barrasso" - Transcript. 23 March 2009. "Well, I -- I'm not convinced that it is. The president can do some of these things by regulation. You're also talking about legislation. But I think taxpayers all around this country want value for their money. And when we pass these huge stimulus plans and the bailout plans -- and I voted against both of those -- the taxpayers say, 'Am I getting value? Where's the oversight? Where's the transparency? Where is the accountability?' And I see the outrage when I go home to Wyoming every week, because people are just absolutely disturbed at how poorly the government is doing." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. MSNBC "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" - Transcript. 26 March 2009. "We're going to have at least 50 amendments next week, taking a look at the Democrat proposal, because it's the president's job to propose a budget. And this budget to me is a threat to the American people. You cannot spend that kind of money. The president is trying to spend his way out of our economic downturn. He's trying to borrow his way to be debt-free. And you just cannot borrow your way out of debt or spend your way out of a recession." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Op-Ed: Alarming Debt Americans Can't Tune Out. 12 January 2010. "I believe President Obama should immediately propose across the board spending cuts for all nondefense discretionary spending. These cuts should be based on spending levels that do not include any stimulus or emergency spending. Reckless stimulus spending has distorted federal agency budgets. Additionally, the President should eliminate duplicative and wasteful programs that fail to help the American people. I also believe that he should call on Congress to pass legislation that would prevent the never-ending raises in the debt limit. Washington needs to have a mandated limit on the debt ceiling. Otherwise, it will continue to be raised on a whim, as we saw immediately after the health care vote on Christmas Eve. There has also been talk of creating a bipartisan commission to address the national debt. The last thing our country needs is another Washington commission that provides political cover for tax increases upon hard working Americans. If this proposal does move forward, the commission should focus solely on identifying wasteful, inefficient spending practices. Additionally, the commission should consist of neutral outside observers -- not Members of Congress attempting to fund pet projects." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Op-ed: EPA Can't Regulate Climate Change. 25 May 2010. "Since the beginning of his administration, this president has promoted legislation that's either wasteful (see stimulus), ineffective (see stimulus) or dangerous (see health care and cap and trade)." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Stimulus Package Report. 13 February 2009. "What I think we should do is people should, once the bills get to their desks, pack them up, take them home with them, read them on the plane, read them in the car, read them on the train, read them as they go home, and then talk with people about what is in the bill, and then come back and vote on it. Then I think this Senate and the House would know what the people of America would say. Take the time to get it right. This bill is too big. It spends too much. The cost is too great. The risk is too high. And for somebody from Wyoming, it seems to me as though we are firing all our bullets at once, spending close to $1 trillion on a package that we don't know whether it is going to work, and if additional help is needed, we will have run out of ammunition." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Unanimous Consent Requests -- H.R. 359. 10 February 2011. "Madam President, reserving the right to object, the Senator's unanimous-consent request contains components he knows are controversial and opposed by numerous Senators and for that reason that proposal cannot pass the Senate today. Specifically, the proposal would extend the TAA-related provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, better known as the failed stimulus package, which most Members of this side of the aisle strenuously opposed for very sound reasons. That stimulus spent approximately $1 trillion under the guise that it would keep unemployment rates below 8 percent. Yet nearly 2 years later, we are still at a point where unemployment rates, which had risen to the area of 10 percent, are now still at 9 percent. I am reminded this is nearly double the average annual rate of the last administration." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

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  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Votes No on Stimulus Package. 9 February 2011. "I voted no. This is a spending bill, not a stimulus bill. I was in Wyoming this past weekend. Folks told me time and time again, they want value for their hard earned tax dollars. We should first fix the Housing problem. There needs to be jobs created now with targeted tax relief. It is simple Wyoming based common sense. Do not spend money on wasteful programs that do not create immediate jobs and growth. We need stimulus now, not in two or three years." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Votes Against Tax Increase on Americans and Small Business Owners. 6 December 2010. "Yesterday, our national unemployment rate hit 9.8 percent. Today, Democrats actually held a vote on legislation that will kill more jobs by raising taxes on families and small businesses across our country. It's simple: the more money small business owners have to send to the government, the fewer people they can hire. Americans need more jobs -- not higher tax bills. There is still time to do the right thing before new higher rates go into effect on January 1. Americans want Washington to get it right now - not waste more time." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Issue Position: Creating Jobs. 17 June 2011. "Small business is the heart of Wyoming's economy. Reducing the tax and regulatory burdens on small businesses will help diversify Wyoming's economy for the long term, and protecting our natural resources and scenic areas will help maintain tourism as a vital and growing component of Wyoming's economy." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. MSNBC "Interview With Senator John Barrasso" - Transcript. 29 January 2009. "Well, I mean, let's take at what really drives an economy, what creates jobs. It's small businesses all across America, and certainly in Wyoming. And the way to do that is to make it easier for small business owners to hire more people. And one of the best ways to do that is with tax cuts. So I support those sorts of things." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Wyoming Unemployment Rate Second Lowest in Nation. 13 March 2008. "Unemployment in Wyoming is at a five year low. Our state's economy is strong. We have added 8,300 jobs since January 2007, which is a 3 percent increase over last year. Our unemployment rate is at its lowest point since the boom of the late 1970's. As Wyoming 's Senator, I remain committed to supporting and sponsoring low-tax, pro-growth policies which will ensure that our economy will continue to grow even stronger." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. S 3816. 112th Congress. Tax Law Amendments. John Barrasso voted Nay on 09/28/2010. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

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  • John Barrasso. Issue Position: Improving Education. 12 September 2012. "Like you, I recognize how important it is that decisions about how we can best educate our children be made by parents and teachers and not by bureaucrats in Washington. Wyoming is home to some of the best schools and teachers in America. I will work to make sure that the federal government acts as an aid - not a hindrance - to the work they are doing. Local control is paramount." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? View Citations

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  • John Barrasso. Barrasso co-sponsors the Domestic Jobs, Domestic Energy, and Deficit Reduction Act of 2011. 31 March, 2011. "The 3-D act is intended to have a direct impact on America's job, revenue and energy challenges by doing the following: - Mandating OCS lease sales - Opening up ANWR - Requiring action on stalled onshore permits. - Properly limiting time frame for environmental and judicial review. - Blocking regulation of CO2 by administrative fiat. - Creating an alternative energy trust fund." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Politico: Barrasso Previews Obama Energy Town Hall. 6 April 2011. "He talks of his concern for the people affected by the Gulf oil spill. Yet his drilling shutdown in the Gulf of Mexico killed their jobs and strangles energy production. U.S. offshore oil production is expected to drop 15 percent this year, thanks to his policies. The president claims that blaming his administration for 'shutting down oil production' doesn't track with reality. But the administration's stalling on Gulf oil and gas drilling permits is so anti-business that even former President Bill Clinton called it 'ridiculous.'" (barrasso.senate.gov)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso: Obama Should Act Now on Energy. 29 March 2011. "The President can act now: End his permitorium in the Gulf of Mexico where offshore production is expected to decline 15 percent this year. Move forward with exploration off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Stop blocking exploration in Alaska. Support the McConnell amendment to stop the EPA's regulatory overreach that drives up energy prices. Promote oil shale development in the West, and break down barriers at the Department of the Interior that make it harder to develop onshore oil and natural gas." (barrasso.senate.gov)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of Environment America 14 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. S 953. 112th Congress. Offshore Production and Safety Act. John Barrasso voted Yea on 05/18/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Letter to The Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United States. 7 April 2011. "Last year, American oil production reached its highest level since 2003. The Energy Information Administrator (EIA) Richard Newell recently pointed out that the 2010 production numbers are likely the result of new leases issued during the previous administration that are just recently beginning to produce oil. Unfortunately, in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore energy production is expected to decrease by 13 percent in 2011. This decrease is cited as the result of the moratorium and the slow pace of permitting. EIA's most recent short-term energy outlook projects that domestic crude oil and liquid fuels production is expected to fall by 110,000 bbl/d in 2011, and by a further 130,000 bbl/d in 2012. To date, only 8 deepwater permits have been issued during the past 12 months, and most of these operations were started before the Macondo well blowout." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso: President's Energy Plan is "One Step Forward, Three Steps Back". 31 March 2011. "By not fully embracing America's offshore energy resources, the Administration has missed a critical opportunity to create new jobs and increase our energy security. The American people deserve more than window dressing. I will continue to call on the President to propose a robust comprehensive energy plan." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso: "The Administration, It Seems To Me, is Now Putting Ideology Over Scientific Integrity." 24 June 2010. "This Administration put together a group of experts to review safety recommendations for offshore oil and gas exploration. The Administration proudly stated that the safety recommendations were 'peer-reviewed.' Well, afterwards, the American people found out that the most significant recommendation, which was the moratorium, was not actually peer-reviewed. The moratorium was added after the experts had been consulted. The majority of the experts consulted say that their names were used to justify a political decision made by the Administration. So, here I am looking at a moratorium that to me is causing additional unnecessary economic harm to a region that is already suffering." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Supports McConnell-Inhofe Amendment to Lower Gas Prices. 15 March 2011. "The Department of Energy says that the average American family will spend $700 more on gas this year than they last year. That is going to impact every family trying to deal with bills, and kids and a mortgage. And it's not like this problem just happened overnight. For over two years, Americans have heard the President deliver speeches and make promises on energy. But the President says one thing and then he does another. And that 'Say One Thing, Do Another' policy does nothing to ease the pain at the pump. This Administration's policies are making the problem worse. The President's reckless policies have virtually shut down offshore exploration for oil. Offshore oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to drop 15 percent in this calendar year. What that means is higher gas prices and fewer American jobs." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Statement on Oil Spill in the Gulf. 11 May 2010. "It is important to remember that this tragedy does not change America's energy needs and our continued dependence on foreign oil. Blocking future offshore exploration only means we will import more from foreign countries. I am confident that America can do a better job of developing offshore energy than Azerbaijan, Nigeria, and Venezuela." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Statement on Moratorium Announcement. 12 October 2010. "Today, the Administration finally decided to lift its overly broad and arbitrary moratorium on offshore energy exploration. This decision is months late and thousands of jobs short. It would be deeply misleading for the Administration to signal that thousands of Gulf residents will immediately be able to go back to work. Until the Administration provides regulatory clarity and starts issuing permits, Americans will remain out of work and our nation will continue to increase its reliance on foreign sources of energy." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Criticizes Administration's Job Killing Oil and Gas Policies. 28 September 2010. "Rather than seriously rethinking the scope or economic consequences of its first moratorium, the Department immediately issued a second moratorium that took a modified approach to achieve the same blanket shutdown. This political exercise has halted new offshore energy exploration and recklessly threatened jobs and an entire industry. It will also have severe implications for American production capacity in the future." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

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  • John Barrasso. Barrasso co-sponsors the Domestic Jobs, Domestic Energy, and Deficit Reduction Act of 2011. 31 March, 2011. "The 3-D act is intended to have a direct impact on America's job, revenue and energy challenges by doing the following: - Mandating OCS lease sales - Opening up ANWR - Requiring action on stalled onshore permits. - Properly limiting time frame for environmental and judicial review. - Blocking regulation of CO2 by administrative fiat. - Creating an alternative energy trust fund." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Op-Ed: Time to Put Brakes on EPA's Runaway Bureaucrats. 1 March 2011. "I recently introduced the 'Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act (S.228)' This legislation puts the brakes on Washington's efforts to institute job-crushing carbon regulations. It is a rebuke that unelected bureaucrats badly need. The Defending America's Affordable Energy and Jobs Act will block all federal authorities from regulating greenhouse gases without express approval from Congress. It puts an end to any grounds for legal action regarding climate change under the Clean Water Act, NEPA, the Endangered Species Act, or federal tort law generally." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso: Administration Must Stop Pushing Job-killing Policies. 27 January 2010. "For over a year, Americans have repeatedly encouraged Washington to focus on jobs and the economy. Washington had its own agenda. Now we have out of control government spending, a skyrocketing deficit and a failed 'stimulus' bill. The American people deserve a road map to economic growth instead of another list of unfulfilled promises. Washington should either lead or get out of the way. Tonight, President Obama promised to get the economy back on track, reduce the deficit and help the private sector create new jobs. While I appreciated his remarks, I am more interested in his actions. In order for our economy to improve, the Administration must stop pushing policies that kill jobs across our country. It should replace the massive healthcare bill with a bipartisan bill aimed at lowering the cost of care for American families. It should shelve the cap and trade scheme that would increase taxes on the American people and employers. It should ditch its bureaucratic, secretive plan to regulate carbon from small businesses. It should end the burdensome oil and gas regulations that will kill more red, white and blue jobs that continue to power our country." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso: Senate Can Choose to Surrender, Delay or Solve Back Door Cap and Tax. 30 March 2011. "Cap and tax was unacceptable to the American people. Now, the EPA may think they know better than the American people. That is why this EPA must be stopped. Now, there are different ways to stop the EPA's ongoing regulations, and we have three proposals before us today but only one is a solution. Of the other amendments, one is a surrender, another is a distraction. The McConnell-Inhofe amendment, the one I support, is an amendment that will block the EPA's attempt to enact the same cap and tax bill that has been defeated time and time again on Capitol Hill." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Clean Air Protection Act. 22 October 2009. "Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has stated that she believes the Clean Air Act was not specifically designed to address greenhouse gases. She also says using the Clean Air Act to regulate climate change raises serious concerns. I agree with her completely. So then what was the EPA's response to the problem? Well, they developed a tailored interpretation of the Clean Air Act where they ignore certain provisions of the law. This tailored interpretation is actually called the tailoring rule. The tailoring rule is EPA's attempt to limit the scope of the Clean Air Act--limit it to only those businesses that emit 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases. That is 100 times more than the amount of emissions that are currently allowed by law." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Energy Policy. 30 March 2011. "The McConnell-Inhofe amendment blocks EPA's attempt to enact cap and tax. They are trying to do it in a backdoor route with cap and tax. But the McConnell amendment blocks EPA's attempt to enact cap and tax by blocking EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act, by repealing the EPA's endangerment finding that says carbon dioxide is a threat to public health, by repealing the tailoring rule that says EPA can arbitrarily pick and choose which businesses they want to target, and also by applying it immediately to all greenhouse gases." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Inhofe Joins Upton, Introduces Energy Tax Prevention Act. 3 March 2011. "I strongly support Senator Inhofe's efforts to block some of this Administration's most overreaching Washington climate change rules. I look forward to working with him on this, and on addressing the other job crushing climate change rules across all agencies in the near future." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Op-ed: EPA Can't Regulate Climate Change. 25 May 2010. "Since the beginning of his administration, this president has promoted legislation that's either wasteful (see stimulus), ineffective (see stimulus) or dangerous (see health care and cap and trade). Fortunately, members of the Senate from both sides of the aisle believe that Obama's cap-and-trade bill should not become law. The American people have made it clear that they do not support legislation that will increase their energy bills and kill more jobs in our country. Unfortunately, the president and members of his administration have tuned out the American people. They've decided that Washington knows best. Since Congress isn't likely to pass cap and trade, the administration is now planning to implement it by enacting more regulations. The Environmental Protection Agency is now attempting to use the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide. The Clean Air Act was originally written to regulate traditional air pollutants -- not something ever present in the air." (votesmart.org)
  • Environment America. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of Environment America 14 percent in 2009." (votesmart.org)
  • League of Conservation Voters. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the League of Conservation Voters 14 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. S J Res 26. 112th Congress. Statement of Opposition to EPA Greenhouse Gas Rule. John Barrasso voted Yea on 06/10/2010. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

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  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Gets Commitment from UN Ambassador Nominee to Preserve Second Amendment. 15 January 2009. "The U.N. has introduced an 'Arms Trade Treaty,' which could threaten U.S. citizens' right to keep and bear arms. The treaty doesn't recognize a county's sovereignty and could impose restrictions on gun ownership and place strict registration requirements on law abiding U.S. citizens. 'The U.N. should not be interfering with our second amendment rights,' Barrasso said. 'The second amendment is not only right, it is a value and way of life we hold dear in Wyoming.'" (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso On The Border: Drug Cartels Pose Threat. 30 March 2009. "I will not allow our Second Amendment rights to be sacrificed. Additional gun control in the United States will not change the U.S. - Mexico border violence and smuggling problem. It will take trust, resources and leadership to defeat the cartels." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso: Administration's Nominee Is Out Of Touch. 10 September 2009. "Senator Barrasso (R-Wyo.) issued the following statement regarding Cass Sunstein, nominee for the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget: 'The Administrator has broad responsibility and authority across the U.S. government. Past comments by Cass Sunstein are very concerning. Cass Sunstein has made an academic career out of attacking Second Amendment rights, wildlife resource management and agriculture. These are values we stand for in Wyoming.'" (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso: Supreme Court Right to Shoot Down D.C. Gun Ban. 26 June 2008. "This landmark decision confirms what the people of Wyoming already know - the Constitution guarantees our fundamental right to keep and bear arms. The second amendment is not only a value we hold dear in Wyoming , it is a way life. As a life member of the National Rifle Association, I share the belief with people across our state that the Supreme Court got it right. Earlier this year, for the first time in history, a majority of Congress including Barrasso, submitted an amicus curie (friend of the court) brief in the support of the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the 2nd amendment is an individual right." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. CNN "American Morning" - Transcript. 22 July 2009. "Well, right now people in 48 different state cans have a license to carry a concealed weapon but people travel, we have truck drivers on our roads, people traveling for vacation in their vehicles, and if you have a license you've gone through the process, you should be able to use that license in other states. It should apply like a driver's license. You know the people that are getting concealed weapon permit those are basically the law-abiding citizens. The criminals are not in any way going down to the courthouse, getting fingerprinted for the purpose of getting a license to carry a concealed weapon. These are the best citizens, not the worst and I think this is in keeping with our Second Amendment rights, our rights to own and to bear arms." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Enzi, Barrasso: Loop Holes Threaten Gun Rights. 6 May 2009. "The second amendment is a cherished right, and a value we hold dear in Wyoming. Unfortunately the courts and gun control crowd in Washington are scheming to hijack our second amendment rights." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Second Amendment Prevails - No Matter Where You Are. 23 February 2010. "U.S. Senators Mike Enzi, John Barrasso and Representative Cynthia Lummis, all R-Wyo., praised the implementation of a law solidifying the second amendment by allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons on to National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service public lands. 'This is a step in the right direction. I hope the National Park Service (NPS) implements this law the way Congress intended. All NPS personnel need to be familiar with this new law so Wyoming citizens don't have their Second Amendment rights violated,' said Barrasso." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Second Amendment Wins Big in the Highest U.S. Court. 28 June 2010. "Today's decision is a victory for people in Wyoming and all Americans who value our right to keep and bear arms. No level of government should have the right to take away our individual Second Amendment rights. In light of this week's Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Elena Kagan, we need to make sure we are confirming Justices who will uphold today's decision. President Obama's last nominee for the Court, Sonia Sotomayor, claimed she supported Second Amendment rights during her confirmation process. She voted against them in today's decision. Americans deserve justices who keep their word." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Senators Laud House Passage of Gun Protection Bill. 17 September 2009. "The Supreme Court got it right, D.C. continues to get it wrong. The Second Amendment is a way of life in Wyoming. No American, whether they are in Dubois or the District of Columbia should be denied the individual right to keep and bear arms. As a life member of the National Rifle Association, I urge the Senate to protect the Second Amendment and pass the bipartisan legislation without delay." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. S Amdt 1618. 111th Congress. Authorizing Concealed Firearms Across State Lines. John Barrasso voted Yea on 07/22/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • Gun Owners of America. 04/18/2012. "In 2010 Gun Owners of America gave John Barrasso a grade of 91." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. S Amdt 1067. 111th Congress. Allowing Loaded Guns in National Parks. John Barrasso voted Yea on 05/12/2009. (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. S Amdt 4070. 110th Congress. Prohibiting Funds in the Bill S 1200 from Being Used to Decrease Gun Ownership. John Barrasso voted Yea on 02/25/2008. (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

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  • John Barrasso. Barrasso: Senate Must Now Repeal and Replace Obamacare. 19 January 2011. "For almost a year, Americans have witnessed each day how the President's health care spending law is bad for patients, providers and taxpayers. Today, the House took an important step towards repealing Obamacare. I applaud their leadership. In the Senate, Republicans will continue to fight to repeal the law and replace it with patient centered reforms. Americans deserve a health care system that delivers excellent care, creates new jobs and grows our economy. We must now take up this important challenge in the Senate." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. A Second Opinion. 7 February 2011. "Last week I did vote to repeal the entire Obama health care law because I think it is bad for patients and providers--the nurses and the doctors who take care of those patients--and I think it is bad for the taxpayers. I think it will bankrupt the Nation. I think what is now happening is it is also bankrupting the States. Governors, having to deal with this Medicaid mandate, are realizing that to listen to Washington, they are going to have to take money away from education. They are going to have to take money away from public services. They ought to have a right to make a decision at the State level as to what they want to do, what laws ought to apply." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso: Administration Must Stop Pushing Job-killing Policies. 27 January 2010. "For over a year, Americans have repeatedly encouraged Washington to focus on jobs and the economy. Washington had its own agenda. Now we have out of control government spending, a skyrocketing deficit and a failed 'stimulus' bill. The American people deserve a road map to economic growth instead of another list of unfulfilled promises. Washington should either lead or get out of the way. Tonight, President Obama promised to get the economy back on track, reduce the deficit and help the private sector create new jobs. While I appreciated his remarks, I am more interested in his actions. In order for our economy to improve, the Administration must stop pushing policies that kill jobs across our country. It should replace the massive healthcare bill with a bipartisan bill aimed at lowering the cost of care for American families." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso: Dems' Health Care Bill Will Hurt Patients, Bankrupt Country. 18 March 2010. "I can tell you as a doctor, the simple truth is this health care bill is bad for patients, it's bad for providers; our doctors, our nurses and our hospitals. As well as it's bad for payers -- the American people who are going to end up having to pay this bill. We have better solutions; we believe we need to go in a step by step process. The President this morning is signing a jobs bill. He said the first of several. That's what we ought to do with health care. Go step-by-step in a positive direction with solutions that we know work for the American people. Not a trillion dollar bill that cuts Medicare by 500 billion dollars from our seniors who depend upon Medicare for their health care. Not raises taxes by another 500 billion dollars, and a bill that is absolutely loaded with sweetheart deals. And yesterday on Fox, the President said the 'Louisiana Purchase' is going to stay in no matter what happens. That's what we're dealing with." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso: Stop, Start Over and Focus on Ideas We Know Will Work. 4 March 2010. "We do need health care reform but we don't need this 2,700-page bill with all of the unintended consequences that may come with it: all of the new government boards and commissions, a program that cuts $500 billion from our seniors who depend upon Medicare for their health care, and raises taxes by another $500 billion. The American people are saying stop and start over. The President made his speech yesterday which seemed to be a new sales pitch, but it's for the same bill. It's why so many folks have said 'Stop, start over, focus on ideas that we know will work, give individuals- as patients- as citizens rights to make more choices that affect their own life.'" (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. CMS Report On Health Care. 27 April 2010. "I thought the President of the United States said he did not want lobbyists in the White House, did not want lobbyists impacting on his Cabinet. They are weighing right in. Absolutely. The President did have them in the White House, obviously behind closed doors, cutting the deals. That is the way we ended up with a health care bill that is bad for patients, bad for providers, and bad for payers, the American payers, the taxpayers of this country, and the people who are paying for their health care. That is why I come to the floor to say it is time to repeal this legislation and replace it with legislation that is actually patient centered, that gives more responsibility and opportunities for individual patients, just what I tried to do through the Wyoming health fairs where we give people more information so they can use that information to get their cholesterol down, get their blood pressure under control, find out if they are diabetic and if they are, get their blood sugar under control, give people incentives to stay healthy and keep down the cost of their care." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Health Care. 16 June 2010. "That is why I come to the Senate floor today--to say it is time to repeal this legislation and replace it, replace this legislation with legislation that delivers more personal responsibility and more opportunities for individual patients, a patient-centered health care bill, a bill that allows Americans to buy insurance across State lines. We need a bill that will give more competition and will allow the costs to come down, that gives people who own their own health insurance an opportunity to get the same tax relief big companies get. That is important. That will help people." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations For Fiscal Year 2010. 26 May 2010. "This health care bill that has been crammed through the Senate with a lot of gimmicks and things such as the 'Cornhusker kickback' and the 'Louisiana purchase' and 'Gator aid' --those are the things that make the American people look at this city and say: We have had enough. That is why today I come to the Senate floor and offer, again, my second opinion that it is time to repeal and to replace this health care law with something that will actually work in the best interest of the American people." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. S Amdt 13. 112th Congress. Repealing the Federal Health Care Law. John Barrasso voted Yea on 02/02/2011. (votesmart.org)
  • American Public Health Association. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the American Public Health Association 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Politico “ Obamacare' Not Helping Patients. 20 March 2012. "Real reform starts with repealing the health law and then replacing it with solutions that really lower costs, increase coverage, empower patients and reduce government interference." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. WH Admits Obamacare Small Business Failure. 16 February 2012. "The truth is that the entire law is bureaucratic, complicated and harming America's job creators. Until we repeal and replace the law, small business owners will continue to say that this law makes it harder and more expensive for them to grow and hire new workers. A recent Gallup poll found that 48% of small businesses aren't hiring because of the potential costs of insurance under the health care law." (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

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  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Move to Deny Driver's Licenses to Illegals Endorsed. 3 January 2008. "Under the 'Barrasso No License for Illegals Bill', states must verify that each driver's license applicant is in the U.S. legally. Noncompliant states would lose 10 percent of their federal transportation funds. The withheld funds would be redistributed to states that follow the law. 'I have a responsibility to the people of Wyoming and the Senate has a duty to the people of the U.S. to eliminate illegal immigration,' Barrasso said. 'This bill is a small, but ultimately achievable first step.'" (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Renews Fight to Fix Illegal Immigration. 5 March 2008. "I am troubled by those who argue that we will be safer if we provide official government papers to those who have come to our nation illegally. I believe this is the wrong path for us to take and it is contrary to the lessons we should have learned from the events of September 11. Eighteen of the 9/11 hijackers had acquired more than 30 driver's licenses from five different states. It should be a wakeup call to all of us. More must be done to prevent this from ever happening again." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Votes No On Immigration Bill. 28 June 2007. "U.S. Senator John Barrasso, R-Wyo., today joined a majority of senators in rejecting the Senate immigration reform bill, saying the bill 'would have granted amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.' Fifty-three senators voted against moving forward with the bill. 'We owe it to Americans and everyone who goes through the legal citizenship process to secure our borders and put our citizens first,' Barrasso said. 'I am proud to have voted against this bill. Our first priority should be securing America's borders and not providing a path to citizenship for those who have broken the law by coming here illegally.'" (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Highlights of Barrasso's First Year in the Senate. 24 June 2008. "Senator Barrasso joined a majority of senators in rejecting the Senate immigration reform bill, saying the bill 'would have granted amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants.'" (barrasso.senate.gov)
  • John Barrasso. Letter to Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, Re: Fund Troops, Not Illegal Immigrants. 20 May 2008. "We write to express disappointment that the Senate Appropriations Committee chose to include in the War Supplemental more than 100 pages of immigration language that would grant legal status to more than one million illegal alien agricultural workers and their families. We urge you to remove these controversial provisions from the bill so we can enact essential funding for our troops without delay. If these provisions remain in the bill, you can expect a vigorous debate on immigration policy." (votesmart.org)
  • Federation for American Immigration Reform. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the Federation for American Immigration Reform 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. S Amdt 3117. 110th Congress. Border Fence and Customs Appropriations. John Barrasso voted Yea on 10/03/2007. (votesmart.org)
  • National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of National Latino Congreso/William C. Velásquez Institute 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. S Amdt 4231. 110th Congress. Immigration Enforcement and Border Fence Amendment. John Barrasso voted Yea on 03/13/2008. (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

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  • John Barrasso. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle:It's Barrasso. 23 June 2007. "I believe in limited government, lower taxes, less spending, traditional family values, local control and a strong national defense. In the state Senate, in addition to receiving an 'A' rating from the NRA, I have voted for prayer in schools, against gay marriage and have sponsored legislation to protect the sanctity of life." (www.wyomingnews.com)
  • Human Rights Campaign. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the Human Rights Campaign 0 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • American Family Association. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the American Family Association 100 percent in 2010." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Video: U.S. Sen-WY Debate: Barrasso vs. Carter. 21 August 2008. "I voted against gay marriage. To me, marriage is a sacred bond between a man and a woman, and I will continue to vote that way." (www.youtube.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

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  • John Barrasso. Barrasso Statement on the Death of Osama bin Laden. 4 May 2011. "The death of Osama bin Laden is welcome news to all Americans. Thanks to the courageous work of our men and women in uniform, justice has finally been paid. I would also like to thank both President Obama and President Bush and their teams for all their efforts to bring al Qaeda terrorists to justice." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. FOX "Interview With Senator John Barrasso" “ Transcript. 25 February 2009. "I just want to make sure like the president does that there is no place that terrorists can hide and have a safe haven to plan for attacks on the United States." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. Issue Position: Defense. 1 January 2011. "After the attacks of September 11, 2001, our country entered a new age to fight the global war on terrorism. We face an enemy unlike any other we have faced that wears no uniform and uses brutal unconventional tactics to attack innocent men and women. These terrorist groups are determined to attack the United States and our allies. We must continue to fight the extremism that persists in threatening our nation and Armed Services abroad." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

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  • Alliance for Retired Americans. 04/18/2012. "John Barrasso supported the interests of the Alliance for Retired Americans 20 percent in 2008." (votesmart.org)
  • John Barrasso. EXCLUSIVE:US Senator John Barrasso With Brian Scott For An Hour Long Conversation[AUDIO]. 18 August 2011. "When I started working at a very young age, they took money out. And I thought that actually went into an account with my name on it. So that when I retired it would be there. Now we find out that that's not the case, that that money has been spent, and the current Social Security checks that go out are from the money coming in from the people who are working today and paying it in [¦] And you look at that and say how long is this going to continue." (k2radio.com)

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