Joe Kyrillos on Budget & Economy


Opposes Jon Corzine economic strategy

Menendez likened Kyrillos' economic positions to those of Romney and his running mate, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan. Menendez maintained that Kyrillos was in favor of the national budget proposal submitted by Ryan, which calls for eliminating such popular tax breaks as the home-mortgage interest deduction.

Kyrillos, who denied that assertion, meanwhile, tried to tie Menendez to Corzine. After leaving office, Corzine led MF Global, a futures-trading financial firm that collapsed in October 2011, in one of the largest bankruptcies in American history. "He's pursuing a Jon Corzine economic strategy," Kyrillos said of his opponent. "Reelecting him to the Senate would be like sending Jon Corzine to the Senate."

Kyrillos blamed Menendez for New Jersey's economic woes, while the Democrat focused on the money and projects he said he has brought to New Jersey as its senator.

Source: The Bergen Record on 2012 N.J. Senate debate , Oct 14, 2012

Wrong policy: Higher taxes, more spending, more debt

Kyrillos ripped into Menendez with a page from the handbook of his close friend, Gov. Chris Christie. "My opponent Senator Menendez and his colleagues are pursuing what I consider a Jon Corzine economic policy," he said. "Higher taxes, more spending, more debt."

Menendez said as long as Kyrillos is bringing up "ghosts" of past governors, he should acknowledge voting for former Gov. Christie Whitman's borrowing plan to fill gaps in the state's pension system, which he said "exploded the debt."

Source: Newark Star-Ledger on 2012 N.J. Senate debate , Oct 10, 2012

It's not a political problem; it's a math problem

It's not an ideological or political problem that we have, Kyrillos says. "It's a math problem." He argues that "practical" conservatism can win in New Jersey this year. "We need an intellectually honest budget," he adds, noting that he generally supports the GOP budget authored by Representative Paul Ryan. "If we do nothing, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid won't be there for the people who need them."
Source: 2012 Senate campaign website in AARP Senate Voter Guide , Aug 24, 2012

Supports a constitutional BBA.

Kyrillos supports the CC Voters Guide question on a constitutional BBA

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q11c on Oct 31, 2012

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