It was a simple question, but not willingly answered: Does President Obama plan to spend $56 billion more than he agreed to spend ten weeks ago, when he signed the Ryan-Murray budget agreement?

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) repeatedly asked that question of President Obama’s budget director on Wednesday, but he couldn’t get a straight answer from Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

Finally, exasperated, Sessions answered the question himself:

“The answer is…you’re asking us to raise the spending limit by changing the Ryan-Murray law so you can spend even more than you agreed to spend ten weeks ago. And this is the way a nation goes broke.”

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