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Sen. Bennet’s howler: “Not interested in growing government…”

By | October 18th, 2010

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ken Buck mistakenly said, “growing government” when he meant “growing the economy” during an appearance Sunday on “Meet the Press.” His opponent, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., turned the gaffe into a jab, saying, “Well, I’m definitely not interested in growing government, I can tell you that.”

Oh, but he is, big time. Despite Bennet’s agonized rhetoric about the deficit and the debt, what’s his track record? How did he vote on the bills to expand the scope and size of the federal government?

“National Debt Up $3 Trillion on Obama’s Watch,” CBS News reported today, a 21-month time frame that also encompasses Bennet’s time in the U.S. Senate.

In 2009, Bennet earned a grade of ‘F’ from the National Taxpayers Union.

He voted for the stimulus package, estimated at $862 billion.

Bennet voted yes on ObamaCare, affecting one-seventh of the U.S. economy. The Heritage Foundation estimated more than $500 billion in new taxes between 2010 and 2019.

“Michael Bennet. He Spends. We Pay,” the National Republican Senatorial Committee describes in the ad above.

Now, where have we heard something like that before? ;-)

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Below, links to some of our favorite Bennet videos from this year…

Citizen to Bennet: “Can you balance a checkbook?”


Sen. Bennet: No Tea for me, but Big Government for you!

Sen. Bennet’s response to, “‘You’re a socialist.’”


Sen. Bennet: the media are “mistaken”

Sen. Bennet: Previous decade “a complete waste of time. False economy.”

And just for fun…

Stunt Doubles – Doogie the Senator


U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, Colorado’s “Stapler Guy”

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