By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Senator Jeff Session (R) from Alabama said, “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.”
Sen. Sessions said that Democrats are ignoring the real problems facing the nation: “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.”
Sen. Sessions went on to accuse Senate Democrats of playing games to distract the public: “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.”
Sen. Sessions said that the Democrats have no explanation for why they haven’t passed any budget in years, why President Obama is not allowing new oil and natural gas leases to be awarded, why Obamacare has raised the cost of health care by the typical family over $2000, or why they have offered no solution to the growing debt crisis. “These are the real national scandals,” Sen. Sessions said.
Senator Jeff Sessions is the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. The Democratic Party has controlled the U.S. Senate since 2006.
The United States National Debt is now almost $15.5 trillion……and climbing.
To read Senator Sessions written statement in its entirety: