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Senate Proceeding on Apr 13th, 2011 :: 2:16:55 to 2:19:00
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Johnny Isakson

2:16:44 to 2:16:55( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: have introduced the balanced budget amendment. those are three components that change the paradigm, change the process and i guarantee will change the result. mr. sessions: thank you. i couldn't agree more.

Jeff Sessions

2:16:55 to 2:19:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

2:16:56 to 2:17:17( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: senator isakson, i have been a long supporter of the by -- biannual two-year budget. i think it has a lot of support in c i think it can help us, i really do. i guess i see senators blunt and barrasso here. i'm not sure who was first, but i believe senator blunt was.

Jeff Sessions

2:17:18 to 2:17:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: he has been involved in the leadership in the house of representatives for many years. he is already showing himself to be a very wise and valuable contributor to our debate and discussion in the senate. i guess first i would like to ask you, senator blunt, do you

Jeff Sessions

2:17:42 to 2:18:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: think that the american people have a right to be unhappy with their leadership when they wake up and find that we have had trillion dollar deficits for three years in a row and will virtually average a trillion dollar deficit for the next ten years?

Jeff Sessions

2:18:03 to 2:18:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: and there's no plan except -- in the senate except the president's budget that he submitted to us that has the deficits increasing in years seven, eight, nine, ten to to $1.2 trillion in the tenth year? is this an unsustainable path? and don't the american people have a right to be upset with us and demand that we stop business

Jeff Sessions

2:18:31 to 2:18:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: a senator: thank you, senator. mr. blunt: they have every right to be mad and every right to be frustrated, as you are, as you're so involved in as the leading republican on the budget committee just hasn't been able to produce a result. we're unlikely to have a budget again this year. i was just asked by a reporter on the way walking over here -- you mentioned i was in the house for some time, and i was, before i came to the senate.

Jeff Sessions

2:18:52 to 2:19:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: then the question was well, for somebody like you who has been in washington, wasn't the tea party a big challenge? and i said no, the tea party was not a big challenge.

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