Aug 17 2011
By: Sen. Jeff SessionsThe recently announced debt-limit deal is far from perfect. However, it will reduce spending and does represent a step forward. No such progress would have been possible but for the Americans who rose up in the last election and kicked so many big spenders out of office.
But in order to restore fiscal discipline in Washington, balance our budget and free this country from a growing mountain of debt, much more work is needed - work that will require the vigorous participation of the entire Senate and the public we serve.
Apr 14 2011
By: Sen. Jeff SessionsAdm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned that the greatest threat facing our nation is our debt. To get out of this crisis we will need a serious, responsible budget that cuts back on bloated federal spending, which now controls nearly 25% of our entire economy.
Two months ago, the president submitted his formal budget to Congress as required by law. It was a plan that would raise taxes $1.7 trillion while doubling our nation's gross debt in 10 years and producing annual deficits that never once fall below $748 billion. It is the most irresponsible spending plan any president has ever put forward.
Mar 25 2011
We need honest, fact-based budgeting.
By: Sen. Jeff SessionsLast Friday, the Congressional Budget Office scored President Obama’s ten-year budget plan. Their findings underscore a painful truth: The president is failing to engage in the kind of honest dialogue necessary to rally the country behind needed action.
His budget — widely criticized for growing our gross debt by $13 trillion, swelling our bloated bureaucracy, and ignoring our surging entitlements — is so filled with gimmicks and manipulations that the CBO found an additional $2.3 trillion in deficits beyond what the White House projected.