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This -- Fox Business -- on red ink watch tonight we focus on the senate leadership's lack of movement.
On our budget proposal and a budget deal -- vice president Joseph Biden is scheduled to hold the fifth round of debt talks this Thursday.
It is now been 768.
Days since the senate last passed a budget resolution.
In that time the United States is accumulated.
More than three trillion dollars of debt.
Over that time federal spending.
Has total more than seven trillion dollars.
And in that time taxpayers and made 413.
Billion dollars and net interest payments.
-- the nation's debt continues to rise the senate democratic leadership still.
Still has not proposed about.
Senator Jeff Sessions Republican of Alabama says majority earlier Reid has made a mockery of the budget process and senator -- joins us now.
From Capitol Hill good to have you whether senator.
Thank you note senator good to hear that report on they on immigration decisions and it.
That was on I'm delighted to hear that I have -- -- it is it is remarkable that the turn that is.
That has occurred here in this country.
Since the decision upholding the -- on -- -- sanctions law.
It is in the minds of many an opportunity to see real.
Real progress and and reaching any solution to the route to the issue of illegal immigration.
The senator if I may turn to to the budget.
And as you have have noted.
And in the course of 867.
Days the same number that this president has been an office.
In seven -- 68 days the senate has done almost nothing.
There are concerning a bunch I mean that's that's that's my.
It really is in just a few days ago majority leader Harry Reid.
Democrat leader in the senate.
Said it would still be foolish to a -- about.
It who would it be Phillies for the public interest would be foolish for America's fiscal disaster we're going would -- be foolish to do it.
No he meant politically it would be foolish because he would have to reveal I think.
To the American people what his plans are for spending and taxes and deaths and now we're on a very very dangerous course Lou this is not a little bitty matter.
The jobs numbers we had last week -- in direct result.
Increasing debt we have the economists tell -- that.
So we -- in a situation where we've got to change we've got to get on a path that takes the progress and prosperity.
Who won their own now leads us to decline.
And in danger.
-- as we look at some of those numbers.
I mean if it truly is staggering.
Zero obviously -- Budget Committee mark up scheduled this year just that I didn't schedule.
At least in the view of the majority leader's office.
They feel that the the effort led by vice president.
-- -- will result.
In progress how how hopeful are you of that possibility.
Well I'm uneasy about this a secret meeting on a bus -- -- day -- the American people know who's in those meetings do.
What are they saying.
What plans are they going to plop down farce and ask us to sign.
With some short.
Noticed on in the congress.
I don't think that's the right way we should be doing it openly.
Through the committee the congressional budget act requires that the committee.
-- commence hearings in.
-- April 1 and pass a budget by April 15 we've not even -- the first here.
So this is not responsible.
-- way to proceed and I debt is soaring to a degree we've never ever seen it before.
These meetings with vice president by.
The secrecy -- the lack of transparency and openness the very.
That you're very qualities that President Obama.
-- promised he would deliver for his administration upon being.
Upon taking office.
What what do you think the solutions are what has to be done.
I -- done soon to return in this country to fiscal responsibility.
I need to use the word responsibility.
On -- used often in Washington.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- It is very important -- use that word.
Forty cents of every dollar we are now spending his -- and we're standing 3700.
Billion we are taking in only 2200.
It's the likes of which we've never ever done this before.
And his -- and dangerous it's pulling down our economic growth.
It's costing us jobs in the numbers for jobs last week -- horrible so on yes on I think we in time to a public discussion about that.
I think is really important in what we really need is the president to look the American people and and say we can't keep doing this we're not guiding Spain because we don't want to help people we're cutting spending because we don't have the money.
It's threatening our -- -- future and couldn't put us on the road to decline.
It's not something that we need to treat lightly and it is hard to do when the president is basically attacking people.
Like Powell run in the house who put forward a responsible budget may not be perfect but it really gets us on the right path -- -- Absolutely I mean whatever one thinks of the proposal.
Congressman Ryan by any standard has to be given great credit for bringing in mature declaration of the issues through to the forefront.
Who -- again it's a lousy word.
But it is the word that of course is overtaken the you know lexicon of Washington DC.
Senator Jeff Sessions were delighted to have opportunity -- -- always and good -- one of the most important voices bringing.
A sense of responsibility through.
For the governance of the republic we thank you very much senator.
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