â€œWe owe it to the American people to balance the federal budget -- and Republicans have a plan to do it in 10 years. Our balanced budget is focused on growing our economy and expanding opportunities for all Americans.â€
To most Americans, a â€œbalancedâ€ budget is one that doesnâ€™t add to the deficit. Today, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made very clear that a balanced budget is something the American people should never expect to see from this president.
“Government spending has driven our national debt up past $16 trillion,” says Speaker John Boehner in a new video. As CBS News reported this weekend, the debt has “increased by more than $6 trillion” since President Obama took office in 2009 – “the largest increase to date under any U.S. president.”
On Meet the Press, Speaker Boehner discussed the importance of addressing Washingtonâ€™s spending problem, replacing the presidentâ€™s sequester with smarter cuts, fixing our tax code for all Americans to help our economy grow, and more.