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Sessions Comments On New CBO Deficit Report

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U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement today about a new report from the Congressional Budget Office that shows that the deficit for just the first two months of FY 2013 has already hit $292 billion--a shocking $57 billion higher than the same period last year:

"The fact that, two months into the fiscal year, our federal deficit has already reached $300 billion, illustrates just how truly out of control the federal government has become. Deficit totals are higher than last year and confirm predictions for yet another trillion-dollar deficit. The proposed solution from Secretary Geithner is to increases taxes $1.6 trillion and increase spending growth by $1.2 trillion. In other words, hike taxes to pay for new spending. The result is adding $8.6 trillion in new debt over 10 years, instead of $9 trillion. President Obama talks a lot about a "balanced plan' for deficit reduction, but there is one simple question the White House won't answer: how do you plan to balance the budget?"


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