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Senate Proceeding on Apr 13th, 2011 :: 2:26:45 to 2:30:30
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Jeff Sessions

2:26:34 to 2:26:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: authorization to do and stop doing that. and i'm pleased to be in this fight with you and with our friend, the wyoming. mr. sessions: thank you. it's a very serious crisis. the president has submitted a budget to the congress two months ago. i'm hoping that -- and expect, really, that if he makes big

Jeff Sessions

2:26:45 to 2:30:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

2:26:56 to 2:27:17( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: changes in his plan for the future that in real numbers and not just a vague vision. a vision gets too close to just being a dream. it gets too close to being vapors. we're in a real situation with real money. and i would just say this: i have been a very, very aggressive critic of the president's budget.

Jeff Sessions

2:27:18 to 2:27:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: i believe it's the most irresponsible budget ever presented to congress. we are facing a systemic, deep, long-term crisis. everybody knows it. his budget raised taxes taxes $1.7 trillion, but his spending was even more.

Jeff Sessions

2:27:40 to 2:28:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: in net projection over ten years, he would increase the debt of america $3 trillion more than the current trend we're on. instead of taking us off the trend, it accelerates the trend. it was a stunning development. just, for example, at a time

Jeff Sessions

2:28:01 to 2:28:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: when inflation is 2%, what, or so, according to the experts at least, low inflation, he is proposing education next year. the budget he submitted have a 10% increase. state department, a 10.5% increase -- excuse me, 11% increase for education. 9.5% increase for the energy department.

Jeff Sessions

2:28:26 to 2:28:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: and a 60% increase in the transportation department to fund high-speed rail and things, with no money to back that up. so that we would have those kind of increases proposed in a former, written document, four volumes that the president is required

Jeff Sessions

2:28:47 to 2:29:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: to submit that i have on my desk back in the office. so i hope when he apparently -- and he makes no projection in that document to change any of the unsustainable problems we have with medicare, social security,

Jeff Sessions

2:29:09 to 2:29:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: so now i understand he may talk about that this afternoon -- i hope he will -- but i believe he should go further if he is going to propose changes in that. we need a new budget. we need to see what the numbers are. that's what senator -- congressman ryan in the house republican budget committee done. they have produced a real budget that can be analyzed and scored,

Jeff Sessions

2:29:32 to 2:29:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: as we call it, by congressional budget office. and so if he's going to make changes in his plans for the future, i truly believe the president should talk more than about vision and dreams for the future but give us real numbers. senator barrasso, an orthopedic surgeon, served in the

Jeff Sessions

2:29:55 to 2:30:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: legislature in wyoming, has been a tremendous advocate on many issues, none more important than the health care debate we had. senator barrasso, as someone who hasn't been too long in washington, already been elected to the leadership in the republican party, well deserved

Jeff Sessions

2:30:17 to 2:30:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: as a result of your proven abilities, but how do you feel like we're handling the american people's money, and what thoughts do you have? mr. barrasso: well, it's my impression, mr. president, that in so many ways, washington gets

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