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Sessions To White House: Stop Repeating Budget Spin

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Uploaded on Feb 15, 2011

After the president's budget director Jack Lew continued to incorrectly characterize the deficits under the president's budget, Sessions again confronted Lew, saying: "I hope that the president and he never repeats that this budget balances at any point in the ten years."

The original comment in question stemmed from Lew's appearance on CNN this past Sunday, when he said that "Our budget will get us, over the next several years, to the point where we can look the American people in the eye and say we're not adding to the debt anymore; we're spending money that we have each year, and then we can work on bringing down our national debt."

And President Obama, in his radio address last week, said that his budget would "help us live within our means."

However, the budget that President Obama submitted adds $13 trillion to the debt, never has a deficit less than $600 billion, and spends more than it takes in every single year.

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