Mar 1, 2013
LEE: We are of the opinion the President shouldn’t be scaring the American people, especially when it is completely unnecessary. We can find ways to cut in areas where ordinary people won’t get hurt the way the president is threatening to hurt them…
VAN SUSTEREN: I would like to see someone go through the budget and see exactly where our money is going!
LEE: That’s exactly right, Greta, and why it’s so important to have a budget. That’s why it’s so bad that we’ve gone the last four years without passing a budget…To pass a budget you have to have a prolonged debate, discussion, and dialogue about what our national priorities are.
Feb 28, 2013
The vast majority of Americans recognize that Washington's spending is excessively wasteful. In response to the president's efforts to misinform Americans that the sequester will require dramatic cuts to essential government services, I have launched "Cut This, Not That." This is a campaign to remind Americans and the president that with a budget that exceeds $3 trillion dollars there is plenty of room for cutting. Please feel free to use the following images to spread this message.
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“Mergers are an essential element of our rapidly changing economy, often creating significant efficiencies and helping ensure that resources are put to their most productive use,” said Senator Lee. “In a competitive market, consumers benefit from these efficiencies in the form of high quality products and services at low prices. Absent evidence that a transaction will substantially reduce competition and thereby harm consumers, I believe government intervention is usually unjustified.
“The proposed merger between US Airways and American Airlines has potential to benefit the air travel industry as well as consumers. At the same time, a transaction of this size, which will result in the nation’s largest carrier, poses potential risks for the market. In recent years, the airline industry has become increasingly consolidated and this merger would reduce the number of major carriers to four.
“Antitrust officials must ensure that an additional merger of this magnitude would not lead to higher passenger fares, result in diminished service to regional markets, or allow for coordinated conduct among rivals. I look forward to joining Senator Klobuchar in a thorough review of this transaction and providing oversight of antitrust regulators as they do the same.”