Full Text Political Headlines January 26, 2013: GOP Weekly Address: Sen. John Thune on Creating a Clear Federal Spending Blueprint

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Thune on Creating a Clear Federal Spending Blueprint

Source: ABC News Radio, 1-26-13

United States Senate

With the fiscal cliff debate nearly a month behind us, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., says now is the time to address “the real cause of Washington’s fiscal mess — out-of-control spending.”

“Washington is addicted to spending your money,” Thune says of the growing national debt, which now totals more than $16 trillion.

In this week’s Republican address, Thune urges Congress to approve a federal budget, complete with a “clear spending blueprint” and plans for entitlement reforms….READ MORE

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Political Headlines December 31, 2012: Sen. John Thune: Congress the Biggest Loser in Fiscal Cliff, Frustrated Senators Say

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:

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Congress the Biggest Loser in Fiscal Cliff, Frustrated Senators Say

Source: ABC News Radio, 12-31-12

Sen. John Thune (United States Senate)

With Washington waiting to close the fiscal cliff deal – regardless of the outcome – some Senators took to the floor Monday to already express who really the big loser is in all of this: Congress.

A normally restrained Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., waved his arms, raised his voice and yelled from the floor, emphasizing every word: “It’s. December. Thirty. First.”

“We’re sitting here because we have twiddled our thumbs for month after month after month and here in the United States Senate,” Thune ranted from the Senate floor, “we’ve known about this for a long time, yet for month after month after month after month this year nothing was done about it.”…READ MORE

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