In a floor speech Monday, ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), reproved President Obama for offering a fiscally irresponsible vision in his State of the Union and said Obama’s budget, which is due the week of Feb. 14, may be his last chance to "get it right."
“The president’s speech, I must say, was disconnected, I say with care, from reality,” said Sessions in a speech on the Senate floor. “He nowhere in that speech entered into a dialogue with the American people about the severity of the crisis we face.”
“The money simply isn’t there to support the president’s spending agenda he announced at the State of the Union,” Sessions said. “We just don’t have the money. Our nation cannot afford another era of big government.”
Sessions added that the president’s budget proposal may be his last chance to be a “credible voice” in the deficit debate.
“This may be, and I say this seriously, his last chance to get it right, for the president to be a credible voice in this debate,” Sessions said. “We need to reduce both the size of the deficit and the size of the government somewhat.”