Sessions Calls Out Schumer, Dem Leaders For Brazen Political Ploys
“Washington Democrats must think themselves very clever… they have shamelessly shifted the conversation from… very real dangers to the phantom controversies that exist only in their imagination. They are desperate to distract from a record that they cannot defend.”
WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the attempts of Democrat leaders in Washington to deflect attention their record and the economic threats facing the country:
“In recent days, Democrat leaders in Washington have manufactured a fake judicial confirmation crisis; they’ve condemned as intolerant anyone who doesn’t think Americans should pay for a brand new federal entitlement providing free birth control to rich and poor alike; and they’ve brazenly turned the routine reauthorization of federal grant money for domestic violence programs into a political ploy by silently killing a Republican proposal that could easily pass on a bipartisan basis.
Washington Democrats must think themselves very clever. The government is borrowing almost half of what it spends, our per-person government debt is worse than Greece, the price tag on the president’s health care law has tripled from what was promised, gas prices have more than doubled since January 2009, Senate Democrats are about to go a third straight year without offering a budget, and the Congressional Budget Office released an estimate today showing that if we adopt the president’s budget plan for 2013 we will have a fifth straight trillion-dollar deficit. And yet Democrat leaders have shamelessly shifted the conversation from these very real dangers to the phantom controversies that exist only in their imagination. They are desperate to distract from a record that they cannot defend.
They have no answer to why they refuse to write a budget—the legal deadline is April 1st—or why President Obama has imposed a moratorium on new leases to explore a national treasure of untapped energy. They cannot explain why families are paying nearly $2,000 more for health care than when the president’s health law was forced onto an unwilling populace. And they have no solution to a debt crisis that will devastate this economy—offering only higher taxes to fuel greater spending. These are the real political scandals.
So again, I understand why Democrat leaders don’t want to talk about the growing financial dangers that threaten the good and decent people of this country. What is harder to understand is what they believe will happen to those people should we experience the true meaning of the word unsustainable.”
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