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Friday, April 17, 2009

Sessions criticizes extreme move to left, partisanship in Washington



U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile, told members of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce that the current political divide in Washington, D.C. is more than typical bickering between the two major parties, according to a report from Montgomery Advertiser reporter Cosby Woodruff.

The senator bemoaned Democratic ideas that he said are pushing the United States closer to a European-style economic and social system.

"I think the nation is in a time of uncertainty," he said. "I am worried about it."

After speaking to the gathering, Sessions said Wednesday’s protest on tax day were more than simple protests against taxes. They were demonstrations against the general direction of the government, which he said is headed to an extreme left positions.

He acknowledged that Democrats earned their gains in last year's elections, but he said the move to the left is more dramatic than voters intended.

"I think it was much more than a simple tax protest," he said. "It was a general feeling of unease."

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