Bill promising $1 billion cut will increase spending by more than $9 billion

November 1, 2011 09:04

Senator Sessions points out the lunacy of Washington doublespeak in the pending appropriations bill. – Daily Caller

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Despite claims that an appropriations bill the Senate is expected to pass Tuesday will cut spending from last year by $1 billion, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican member of the Senate Budget Committee, contends that the bill will in fact increase spending by nine times that amount.

He lamented that spending for disaster relief would increase from $101 million to $2.7 billion dollars. Sessions called such money a “slush fund” because it could be appropriated without being counted toward the total spending.


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