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Senate Proceeding on May 19th, 2011 :: 0:46:55 to 0:48:55
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Jeff Sessions

0:46:52 to 0:47:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: budget chairman, but he can't get his side to do what really is reasonable and that is bring down spending. and that's what we have to do. we're just not -- we're just spending us into oblivion and that's the problem. mr. sessions: this is true and it is a dangerous thing to our country.

Jeff Sessions

0:46:55 to 0:48:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

0:47:15 to 0:47:36( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: we have gone 750 days without passing a budget in the senate. i do believe that if you took a poll of the american people what percentage would one get if they were asked, should the congress of the united states, particularly at a time of great financial danger, should they have a budget? and we won't have a budget unless the senate acts.

Jeff Sessions

0:47:37 to 0:47:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: so it's a question both of philosophy and economics, philosophically the american people do not want washington to hike taxes on millions of americans in order to fund this wasteful spending spree. economically the evidence shows cutting spending, not raising taxes, and we've done a number

Jeff Sessions

0:47:58 to 0:48:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: of studies on this, is the approach that consistently produces the best results time and time again. we need a budget based on facts. we need a budget that grows the economy, not the government. we need a budget that imposes real spending discipline on washington. we need a budget without

Jeff Sessions

0:48:19 to 0:48:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: gimmicks or empty promises. we need a budget that is produced publicly and openly allowing the american people full opportunity to see what's in it and to consider it. we need a budget that the american people deserve, an honest budget that spares our children from both the growing burden of debt, the growing

Jeff Sessions

0:48:40 to 0:48:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: burden of big government. we need a budget that ensures america will compete creating jobs and lead and thrive in the 21st century. mr. hatch: i thank my colleague. he summed it up pretty well is all i can say.

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