WASHINGTON, DC – The House passed a pro-growth, balanced budget yesterday that “represents a stark contrast” between Republicans’ vision for the future and that of the president.  House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) outlined the major differences in the two plans at a press conference earlier today:

“This has been an important week in the House as we continue to focus on the American people’s priorities.  Yesterday, the House passed a pro-growth, balanced budget that represents a stark contrast between our vision for the future, and that of the president. 

“While the president’s plan never balances, indeed runs red ink for as far as the eye can see, the House plan would balance the budget in 10 years.  While the president’s plan would raise taxes by more than $2 trillion, the House plan calls for reforming the entire tax code for families and small businesses to make it simpler and fairer.  While the president’s plan would be a disaster for working families struggling in this economy, the House plan lays the foundation for more robust economic growth and more jobs.”