As Speaker Boehner says, “The very point of balancing the budget is to help our economy grow and to create jobs”...

President Obama likes to say that he won’t balance the budget, “just for the sake of balance” – but will he balance it for the sake of economic growth and jobs?

It's not complicated: a balanced budget that cuts wasteful spending, addresses our debt, and grows our economy is better than one that doesn't.

On Wednesday, we kicked off a 12-day countdown to the April 8th release of President Obama’s budget, asking a number of unanswered questions.

Waiting, they say, is the hardest part. But in just 13 days, we’ll have answers to a couple lingering questions on the minds of the American people.

In a matter of 14 days, the president’s spending plan will finally – finally – come into focus, and Americans will be able to see how the president would spend their money.

Submitting an annual budget might be an afterthought to this White House – especially one that doesn’t think spending is the problem – but surely there’s a good explanation for its failure to offer one on time.

In an interview on The Hugh Hewitt Show yesterday, Speaker Boehner highlighted a statement from 180 economists who agree America’s spending problem must be addressed to help the economy grow and create jobs.

Republicans’ balanced budget will promote economic growth and expand opportunity.


In an interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s The Lead today, Speaker Boehner previewed this week’s House vote on a balanced budget that will help create jobs and opportunities for American families.

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