“My parents taught me the importance of giving back. I’m not looking for perks. Public service is an honor, not a way to make a living. I will work full-time for all Arkansans and I won’t take a salary,” announced Burkhalter ...“We have other priorities these funds can be used for, like creating jobs and improving our schools. "
Tim Griffin has spent nearly 20 years in Washington. While Arkansans were struggling, Griffin voted to allow congressional pay raises and first-class airplane flights. He even used tax dollars for a private barbershop and gym.
“Today John Burkhalter launched an ad attacking me for voting against the liberal House Democrat budget and confirming what we already knew: he is a liberal who would have voted for the liberal House Democrat budget written by Pelosi which contained over a trillion dollars in tax increases and more spending. He continues to attack my common sense record in order to hide his support for the Obama agenda. Arkansas needs an honest lieutenant governor who wants to reform government so we can grow good-paying jobs and compete.”
"Yesterday John Burkhalter announced his support for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s liberal House budget and over a trillion in tax increases: Salary or no salary, we don’t need a liberal in the lieutenant governor’s office,” Griffin said.