CLAIM: The president is ready to work with Congress on a serious budget.

  • “Let’s set party interests aside, and work to pass a budget that replaces reckless cuts with smart savings and wise investments in our future....”  (President Obama, State of the Union Address, February 12, 2013)

FACT: Senate Democrats haven’t passed a budget in nearly four years. The president’s is late again (for the fourth time). Neither have a plan to replace the Obama sequester.

BOEHNER QUOTE: “We’re committed to doing a budget on the House side – a budget that will balance over the next 10 years.  It’s time for the Senate and the president to show the American people how they’re willing to balance the budget over the next 10 years.” (Speaker Boehner to Senate Democrats: “It’s Time to Do Your Job,” 1/23/13)

 

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