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Sessions Delivers Weekly GOP Address

“[Republicans] believe in growing the economy, not the bureaucracy. We believe in helping more people live good and prosperous lives. We believe in preventing the safety net from becoming a restraint. We believe in lifting people onto the employment rolls instead of leaving them on the welfare rolls. And we believe that compassion should not be defined by much money the government spends on poverty but how many people we can help rise out of poverty.”

“As a prosecutor, I learned to trust in the wisdom of these everyday citizens. I also learned that, more than anything else, jurors want the facts… [The President] continues to insist that his budget plan will “pay down our debt.”… To pay down the debt requires a budget surplus. Under the President’s 10-year budget, there is never a surplus. The single lowest annual deficit is $543 billion. The annual deficit in the tenth year grows to $652 billion. Despite $1.8 trillion in new taxes, his budget increases our spending and debt every year, adding $11 trillion to the debt overall. For the President to say his plan will pay down the debt is one of the greatest financial misrepresentations ever made to the American people.”