Sessions On The President's Call For A 'Balanced' Approach On Debt

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement today in response to President Obama’s repeated call for a “balanced” approach to dealing with the nation’s looming debt crisis:

“The president has repeatedly called for a „balanced? approach to reducing our deficit. But there?s nothing „balanced? about an approach that couples weak spending cuts with dramatic tax hikes. There?s nothing balanced about the president?s budget, which hikes both spending and taxes. And there?s nothing balanced about a federal government that spends almost twice what it did just ten years ago—consuming one-fourth of the economy and growing every year.

A real balanced approach is one that shifts the balance of power from Washington back to the American people. We need a budget plan that achieves this fundamental goal.”