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Justin Bernier Clipbook

Justin Bernier Clipbook

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 Justin Bernier (CT-05)
Notable Headlines
CT House GOP Candidate Wants Spending At 1998 Levels
[Talking Points Memo, 1/27/11]
EditorialsBudget Issues
Bernier: Government Needs to Return to 1998 Spending Levels
In July 2011, Republican candidate Justin Bernier said that the federal government needs to return to 1998spending levels as a percentage of GDP. With GDP at about $15 trillion, that would require a reduction of about $500 billion in spending to achieve anything close to the budget surplus seen in 1998.
Bernier Signed Cut, Cap, and Balance Pledge
In July 2011, Republican Justin Bernier Marino joined with more than 40 conservative groups and 20
members of congress to sign the “Cut, Cap, Balance” pledge, committing “to opposing any effort to raise
the debt ceiling that does not come with substantial spending cuts beginning in fiscal 2012, enforceablespending caps and congressional passage of an amendment to the US Constitution that would require abalance budget, spending limits and a super-
majority for rising taxes.”
Bernier is the first candidate
in Connecticut to sign the pledge. He said, “The Cut, Cap, and Balance pledge is a sensible way to break the politicians’ addiction to overspending and to show the world thatAmerica is getting its finances in order.”
[facebook.com, 7/12/11] 
Bernier Wanted Spending Down to 1998 Levels
In a January 2011 campaign video, Bernier said, “Let’s get federal spending below 1998 levels.”
Compared to current federal spending, Bernier’s prop
osal would be a 57 percent spending cut. [TalkingPoints Memo, 1/27/11] 
Business and Consumer IssuesCampaign Finance Issues
Bernier: Received Donations From Haley Barbour
Bernier received a $1,000 donation from Mississippi governor Haley Barbour’s PAC.
[courant.com, 10/17/2011] 
Bernier: Received Donations From Freedom’s Defense Fund
Bernier received a $1,000 dona
tion from the Freedom’s Defense Fund, a group the New York times accused of running harsh
attack ads against Obama in 2008. [courant.com, 10/17/2011] 
Bernier: Received Donation From DeLuca
Bernier received a donation of $500 from Lou DeLuca, former Senate minority leader who stepped down after pleading guiltyin a misdemeanor charge of conspiring to threaten his grandson-in-law. [courant.com, 10/17/2011] 
Bernier: Raised Over $160,000 in Q3
In October 2011, Bernier raised over $160,000 in Q3, beating his rivals and taking in more money than Q2. [courant.com,10/16/2011] 
Crime & Public Safety IssuesEconomic and Financial IssuesEducation IssuesEnergy IssuesEthics IssuesForeign Policy Issues
Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, North KoreaGay and Lesbian IssuesGun IssuesHealth Care Issues

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