Sessions: Senate Democrats Have Shown ‘Unprecedented Delinquency’

Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 03:35 PM

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Democrats in the Senate have done more than just turn it into a do-nothing body, says Alabama GOP Sen. Jeff Sessions.

“During my 16 years in the Senate, I have never seen a majority party so determined to avoid its most basic obligations and protect its members from casting difficult votes,” he writes on Politico. “The scale of the Democrats’ delinquency is unprecedented.”

The budget may represent the most important matter neglected by the majority party, Sessions says. “For three straight years, Senate Democrats have refused to offer a budget plan for a vote — let alone pass one — as our nation slides deeper into financial crisis. Majority Leader Harry Reid even once said it would be “foolish for us to do a budget.”

Senate Democrats have ignored the fiscal cliff — the automatic spending cuts and tax increases that are slated to begin Jan. 1 if Congress and the White House don’t act before then, Sessions says. The spending reductions include a major decrease for the Defense Department.

“The majority has stunningly refused to bring the national defense authorization bill up for a vote for the first time in 50 years — legislation critical to our military that passed out of committee on a unanimous vote,” Sessions writes.

Meanwhile, the Republican-controlled House has been a model of efficiency, passing “a detailed budget plan that would simplify the tax code, reduce spending, reform welfare, put Medicare on stable footing, and finally achieve financial discipline in Washington,” the Senator says.

But in the Senate, “Democrats have proven themselves unwilling, unable, and unworthy to lead,” he writes.


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