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Senate Proceeding on May 19th, 2011 :: 0:31:50 to 0:33:40
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Jeff Sessions

0:31:50 to 0:32:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: that the budgets are so easy to manipulate and spin. the president in proposing a budget some time ago said his budget called on america to live within its means and -- quote -- "not add more to the debt." that was the president's own statement. while, in fact, his budget doubled the debt of the united

Jeff Sessions

0:31:50 to 0:33:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

0:32:14 to 0:32:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: states in ten years, producing annual, annual deficits each year, the lowest deficit of which never once fell below below $748 billion. in fact, that would average almost $1 trillion a year and no year close to balancing. the congressional budget office

Jeff Sessions

0:32:35 to 0:32:56( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: found when they analyzed the president's plan -- which is required by law to be submitted -- they found so many gimmicks that it contained another $2.3 trillion in deficits. in other words, it increased the deficits. the president delivered a speech promising $4 trillion in savings over 12 years.

Jeff Sessions

0:32:57 to 0:33:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: so after his budget was ill received by objective commentators all over the country, editorial boards and in congress, he made a speech, and he promised $4 trillion in savings over 12 years, but the committee, the c.b.o. and --

Jeff Sessions

0:33:20 to 0:33:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: well, the committee analyst on -- analysts on our staff reveal that this so-called framework actually worsened the budget in relation to the c.b.o. base line. so does the senator from utah believe the white house and democrat-led senate should produce an honest, concrete, fact-based budget that we can rely on? mr. hatch: well, i sure do. they actually -- they actually

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