Remember how Democrats kept claiming that their budgets – which never balanced – were still “balanced?”

"With the House budget, Republicans have shown that the federal government can, and must, do more with less. We can get spending under control and achieve a balanced budget if the president and Washington Democrats come to the table willing to make the same tough choices American families and small businesses are making every day. These hardworking Americans must balance their budgets, and Washington owes it to them to do the same."

The House of Representatives is on track to save taxpayers more than $400 million in House operations by the end of the fiscal year.

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.

"Our goal is to cut spending and balance the budget to help our economy grow."

"Back in the 1990s, Republicans in Congress and President Clinton made it a bipartisan priority." says Speaker Boehner...

“For Americans trying to keep up with the cost of health care,” said Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) in the Weekly Republican Address, our balanced budget “repeals the president’s health-care law and clears the way for patient-centered reforms.”

This chart compares the Republican Path to Prosperity with the plan we expect to see from President Obama eventually (it was due in February but is still delayed).

"Our balanced budget means more economic security for workers and parents, a more secure retirement for the elderly and more opportunities for younger workers."

President Obama told ABC News he has no intention of balancing the budget. Why? Because “we don’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt.”