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Senate Proceeding on Apr 13th, 2011 :: 2:52:20 to 2:54:45
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Jeff Sessions

2:52:16 to 2:52:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: tough decisions and for no other reason. mr. sessions: i thank senator coats. and i guess i do -- have been critical of the president. maybe people say it's political, but i really feel like any president should look the american people in the eye at this point in history. i called on him before the state

Jeff Sessions

2:52:20 to 2:54:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

2:52:37 to 2:52:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: of the union address over two months ago now that he should tell the american people we're in this financial crisis. that we are not -- the reason we're talking about reducing spending is because we have no choice. you can't spend $3.7 trillion and take in $2.2 trillion.

Jeff Sessions

2:52:58 to 2:53:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: we cannot sustain the debt course we're on as every witness republican and democrat has told us. but i do believe it is a responsibility for the president of the united states who can see this clear and present danger to our future to at least join in and say we've got to do something about it.

Jeff Sessions

2:53:19 to 2:53:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: and he didn't really do that at the state of the union. he hasn't really done it since. maybe today that will be a big change if we get that. and i do believe the senator is exactly right. he has a responsibility under the budget act to send us a responsible budget that changes what we're doing and puts us on a right track.

Jeff Sessions

2:53:41 to 2:54:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: if he wants to do it all by even more tax increases and he submitted already whi was $1.7 trillion in his budget proposal, so be it, put it out there. let's talk about it. but don't deny we're in a crisis. senator isakson understands

Jeff Sessions

2:54:02 to 2:54:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: finance better than any mind -- anybody in this senate and he lived through and provided leadership during the huge financial crisis that we have. it looks like we moved debt from the private sector to the sovereign government sector and that's why we're being warned that we could have a similar-type crisis is what i

Jeff Sessions

2:54:23 to 2:54:43( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: understand secretary geithner to admit, erskine bowles an alan simpson to admit. johnny, thank you for your leadership. i know you want nothing more than what's best for america and i'd be glad to just give you an opportunity to share your thoughts at this time. mr. isakson: senator sessions, i appreciate the compliment. it was probably overstated but

Jeff Sessions

2:54:44 to 2:54:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: it's an honor an privilege to

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