Sessions Says Democrats Proposing ‘Fake Cuts’

Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-AL) “on Monday said the Senate Democrat proposal to cut about $6.5 billion from FY 2010 levels proposes only ‘fake cuts’ to government spending, and said a vote in favor of that proposal is a vote to ‘do nothing,’” The Hill reports.

"A vote for the Democratic plan that will be presented tomorrow, will be a vote to do nothing, that’s the fact," Sessions said on the Senate floor Monday. "Those are fake cuts, they’re not real cuts. This is Washington talk."

He spoke “just after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) again trounced the House GOP spending plan to cut $61 billion from 2010.”

Sessions responded by saying, "I don’t think the six percent reduction in spending proposed by the House is going to cause the United States government to sink into the ocean."

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