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Senate Proceeding 03-31-09 on Mar 31st, 2009 :: 2:29:00 to 2:33:40
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Jeff Sessions

2:28:52 to 2:29:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: amendment number ... mr. sessions: mr. president, i call up amendment numbered 772 and ask it be pending the presiding officer: without objection the preponderance ding amendment is set -- the pending amendment is set aside. the clerk the clerk: mr. sessions proposes an amendment numbered 772.

Jeff Sessions

2:29:00 to 2:33:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

2:29:13 to 2:29:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: mr. sessions: i ask unanimous consent further reading be dispensed. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. sessions: mr. president, we are, as so often has been said, on an unsustainable path of taxing and spending and debt. the numbers are larger than anything we've ever seen before

Jeff Sessions

2:29:35 to 2:29:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: in the history of o we have dulying charts. we -- dueling charts, different views, and talk and that kind but the debt is surging under this budget, president obama's budget, and the

Jeff Sessions

2:29:58 to 2:30:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: and the house budget, to a degree we've never seen before. that much is not disputable, i think. under preesh he had a $412 -- under president bush he had a $412 billion deficit at the time

Jeff Sessions

2:30:20 to 2:30:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: of the recess he inherited and the war we find ourselves in and then it billion. and then this congress, spending to the president's request, wiout my vote, added $150 billion and sent out the chucks last spring that did

Jeff Sessions

2:30:42 to 2:31:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: nothing good for the economy although everyone was glad to get the free money from washington. and that reached $455 billion in debt deficit for that year, the largest in the history of the republic outside of world war ii, perhaps.

Jeff Sessions

2:31:03 to 2:31:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: this $1.8 billion -- almost four times that; maybe four times that. next year will be over $1 trillion and the congressional budget office scores president obam

Jeff Sessions

2:31:24 to 2:31:44( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: averaging over $900 billion in deficit each year, almost $1 trillion in deficit each year and no plan to bring that doubt but, in fact, having it surge in the 10th yea it's trillion according to the congressional budget office -- our group that is hired by the

Jeff Sessions

2:31:45 to 2:32:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: bipartisan way, but the democratic majority hires a budget office, basically. and we have a good group. they're honest numbers. that's so to say that president bush's $455 billion deficit he had in his last year which every time was appropriated by the democratic-controlled congress

Jeff Sessions

2:32:09 to 2:32:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: but that money, that excuses the path we're on today is the year before last he had $161 billion and they're going to average $900 billion! and what does it mean in terms of most of the people can understand this. when you borrow money and you have to borrow money; that's

Jeff Sessions

2:32:30 to 2:32:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: where we get the money. it accident drop out of the sky. if you print it it debases the value of t borrow. that's what we plan to do, borrow the m and you pay interest. this year interest on our total

Jeff Sessions

2:32:51 to 2:33:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: $5 trillion debt is $170 billion. now this shes the trends of interest this government pay each year on the we are now adding to each year in unprecedented record

Jeff Sessions

2:33:14 to 2:33:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: it goes from $170 b years to $806 billion. this is a of our financial -- alteration of our fin this is in the politics. this is the president's budget as scored by the congressional budget office. not my numbers.

Jeff Sessions

2:33:35 to 2:33:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: i know the budget here we have today that's on the floor is a five-year budget.

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