Mr. PALAZZO. Madam Speaker, President Obama's failed economic policies have brought us more than 41 months of consecutive record unemployment. My State of Mississippi and the Nation are starving for jobs. In Mississippi, we like jobs and we want more jobs, not less.
However, this President has been AWOL, absent without leadership, when it comes to protecting and providing for our economic and national security, both of which are under assault by this President and the ``do nothing'' Democrats in the Senate.
What keeps me up at night is the fear of sequestration. Sequestration, if allowed to go into effect, is irreversible, irresponsible, and will cost America 1 to 2 million jobs. Sequestration will affect every community in every State in the Nation for the worst.
Our economic and national security are symbiotic of one another. We must have a strong economy to provide for our national defense, and a strong military to protect our economy. The American people do not want this administration to harm our economic and national security any more than it already has. Stop sequestration now.
I say to the President, it is time to lead, follow, or get out of the way.
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