Federal Deficit Skyrockets – Lisa Murkowski Part of the Problem

Anchorage, Alaska. October 16, 2010 — Joe Miller, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate, released the following statement in response to recent news reports that the federal deficit will surpass $1 trillion for the second year in a row:

“Burdening our children and grandchildren with a $1.29 trillion deficit is reckless and irresponsible. Wasteful government spending has moved our nation in the wrong direction and Lisa Murkowski is part of the problem. Instead of voting for massive spending proposals that increase our deficit like Senator Murkowski, I will fight for fiscal discipline and work to see that Alaskans are not forced to pay for more out-of-control spending.”

Not only did Lisa Murkowski vote for the $700 billion TARP bill but she also supported the $160 billion bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and President Obama’s second so-called stimulus package. Over the past two years, Murkowski also voted for six out of the seven Obama-Pelosi-Reid appropriations bills that a majority of Republicans voted against, adding billions more to the national debt.