Washington, D.C. – Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) today released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s plan to “save” $100 million—or .0025 percent of total spending— while adding trillions to the national debt:
“As a steadfast supporter of eliminating waste and increasing efficiency in government, I strongly support actions to cut costs and bring taxpayers more for their money.
“President Obama’s announcement to ‘save’ $100 million—the equivalent of 13 minutes of government operations—produces a sound bite for fiscal responsibility but rings hollow when compared to his $3.5 trillion budget that will triple the national debt.
“The American people are fed-up with a broken Washington that spends too much, taxes too much, and borrows too much. That is why I call on President Obama to move beyond momentary, miniscule savings by choosing a lasting commitment to fiscal responsibility, reversing his plans to spend more borrowed money than all of his predecessors combined.”