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In this week’s Republican address, Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) details how the president’s budget is anything but a compromise, and will only make matters worse for families and small businesses dealing with Tax Day stress.  She says the balanced budget Republicans have passed will help create jobs and improve the lives of American families.  Here are some highlights from early coverage of the address, which you can now readlisten towatch, and download:

“The budget unveiled this week by President Barack Obama, characterized by the White House as a compromise package, was dismissed Saturday in the weekly GOP address for its tax increases….  ‘If we were to implement the president's budget, taxes would go up on just about every American, including middle-class families,’ Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, said in the address, adding Obama's budget ‘isn't what compromise looks like.’  …Republicans have protested the package's tax increases, as well as the fact the budget doesn't balance.  … Instead, Walorski argued for the budget passed by the GOP-controlled House, which balances in ten years through major reforms to entitlement spending, repealing Obama's health care law, and reforming the tax code.” (CNN, 4/13/13)

“In this week's Republican address, Walorski tells Americans preparing their taxes that President Obama's plan will only add stress to the process. … Walorski continues, saying that the Obama plan ‘not only ignores our nation's spending problem -- it makes things worse.’ … But Republicans are offering an alternative, says the congresswoman.  With the GOP plan, Walorski says the budget will balance in 10 years.  All it takes, she says, is investment in energy projects like the Keystone XL pipeline and the repeal of Obamacare.  She also says the GOP plan would simplify the tax code, lower tax rates and eliminate loopholes.” (ABC News Radio, 4/13/13)

“Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) rips President Obama’s newly introduced budget proposal in the Republican Party’s weekly address, calling it ‘a blank check for more spending and more debt.’ … She also accuses of him of wanting to make tax season ‘even harder on you and your family.’ Obama has painted his budget proposal as a compromise… But Walorski argues that the plan doesn’t do enough to find common ground. … Walorski concludes the address by touting House Republicans’ budget plans, promising the party would balance the budget in ten years, spur job growth through energy development, and lay ‘the groundwork for a fairer, simpler tax code.’” (The Hill, 4/13/13)

“The Republican weekly address focused on the budget. Representative Jackie Walorski of Indiana criticized Obama’s spending plan… She said the Republicans offered a better plan, which she said would balance the budget in 10 years.” (Bloomberg, 4/13/13)

“Republicans’ weekly address focused on another major issue from a busy week in Washington: Mr. Obama’s budget request.  ‘The president’s budget isn’t a compromise,’ said Representative Jackie Walorski of Indiana. ‘It’s a blank check for more spending and more debt.’” (The New York Times, 4/13/13)

“In the Republicans' weekly address, freshman Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana criticized the tax increases Obama proposed in the $3.8 trillion budget blueprint he unveiled Wednesday, calling it ‘a blank check for more spending and more debt.’  Although she acknowledged that Obama's budget ‘offers signs of common ground’ in the form of entitlement reforms the GOP has previously requested, she said it's wrongheaded for Obama to insist he'll only agree to those reforms if Congress also agrees to higher taxes.” (Associated Press, 4/13/13)

“In the Republican address Saturday, first-year Representative Jackie Walorski of Indiana criticized President Obama's budget proposal released this week as ‘a blank check for more spending and more debt.’” (VOA News, 4/13/13)