Republican Joe Miller on Face the Nation: "The Government is Going Bankrupt, I Don't Think Anybody Can Deny It"

"I think the only answer to this is to basically transfer the responsibilities of government back to the states and the people"


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Tea-Party-backed Joe Miller, who could become the Republican nominee for the Senate if he brings down incumbent Lisa Murkowski, warned that the U.S. is going bankrupt and that "everybody in this nation is going to have to do some belt-tightening."

Miller told CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday that he supports asking the government for less federal money.

"I think Alaska ranks about second per capita of the amount of federal dollars that come in to the state," host Bob Schieffer said. [According to statistics by the Brookings Institution,

"You've said that we can't afford all that federal money that's pouring into Alaska. Should Alaska get less money from the federal government?" Schieffer asked.

"I don't think anybody can [claim] - sitting at $13.3 trillion in absolute debt, by some estimates $130 trillion in future unfunded obligations - that we are in any way in a good financial state," Miller said.

"The answer to this is to basically transfer the responsibilities and power of government back to the states and the people. That is really the only answer, I think, out of this crisis," Miller said
Latest vote total of Miller vs. Murkowski

Miller running about 1700 votes ahead...