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That's why today I'm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office.
This will not be easy.
You'll require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges.
We've long neglected.
But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay.
And that means taking responsibility right now in this administration.
For getting our spending under control.
-- three years and four trillion dollar deficits later why would the president present a huge new bill.
We'll get another trillion dollar deficit to a congress that won't pass it.
Could you give us a clue is to what the president's second term might be like.
Let's turn to the US senate's toughest should -- Alabama senator.
Jeff Sessions shattered her first of all could this budget ever pass the US senate.
No it wouldn't pass you know his last budget.
I was brought up only about senator McConnell.
On any was voted down 97 to not -- every Democrat every Republican voted against it.
This -- is no better the most important thing about it is it does not change that debt course of America.
They're claiming it reduces the deficit.
Four trillion dollars amount it would increase their reducing that increase -- four trillion dollars.
When in fact it.
Makes virtually no chains and all it still would add eleven point two trillion dollars to the debt.
Of America in the next ten years wow what fact you actually call -- a cover -- tell us why.
Well they -- this is dangerous for the president of the United States that tam of debt crisis in America -- threat to us.
Admiral Mullen college the greatest threat -- on national security.
That debt -- -- -- suggest he's made big changes and -- -- I successful road when in fact we still on this path.
Two -- really if we don't change and it's it's distressing from that point of view particularly.
By the way you know why -- -- index and it got to get -- national security is one of those one of those gimmicks that you mentioned as the fact that we were never intending.
To pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan forever and yet it it sort of assumes that we do and then.
Considers the money that we won't be spending a cost savings how many more gimmicks are there in their like that.
Well it now is so dramatic acog you know we.
-- funded them war as an emergency every penny -- it was borrowed so when we reduce war cost there's no money there.
You just don't borrow.
Thank -- you wouldn't have to -- -- months.
So the president suggesting falsely.
That there's a source of money this paid for this war and we could just diverted to something else nothing could be further from the truth.
-- it's really distressing to hear that.
And when I -- why do you -- forgive me senator but why do you think the president put this out of -- -- Is is he telegraphing.
Some thing to the nation about what his next four years if he's reelected would be like.
Certainly I think to -- -- should.
Assume that after four years if he's not going to change his path he's not going to change.
He does a -- the night.
They just last summer last fall when week passed a budget control act that reduce.
Spending and had a sequestered in -- they cut another trillion to.
He eliminates those cuts replaces it with a tax increase so he does reveal that his tendency is to not cut.
But increased taxes and are also I do think the American people really we've got to.
Be honest with ourselves.
Any plan for the long term financial future of America must include how to save Medicare Social Security Medicaid.
And these are not -- with any any.
Real -- by the president's budget.
Well -- we talked about national security what we didn't mention was the fact even though there is less spending obviously on wars that that President Bush had planned to be out of by now.
The Pentagon's core budget.
Is going to drop for the first time since the 1990s the core budget that is a real drop in the amount of money we spend there.
And yet the State Department gets a lot more money.
For things like Middle East and North African incentive funds to fund the Irish spring do you think the American public believes -- We should be cutting back in the -- projects of the Pentagon but spending more financial laid.
44 what's happening over the Middle East.
No on certainly on that's not logical particularly since we don't even know who would give the money team in some of these countries they -- very unstable right now.
People to the United States arm may be in power so I would have prepared to -- this much money -- -- Very.
Difficult to justify the impossible to -- and I don't think it would happen.
But you -- right State Department gets a big increase.
And the Defense Department is cut and substantially.
Defense Department cannot sustain additional cuts.
So -- we've got.
The president's budget eliminates -- sequester that it takes some pressure off the Defense Department.
But it takes a lot of pressure off other departments state so what we needed to do is stay within.
The cuts we agreed to last year -- and reduce what's being asked of the Defense Department which.
Dwarfs the cuts other agencies would be -- Senator Jeff Sessions we have to leave it that sir thank you very much for coming in appreciate it.
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