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Boehner Pre-buttal on the Obama Budget

In a presser on Capitol Hill this afternoon, Minority Leader John Boehner (R, Ohio) denounced President Obama’s budget, using charts to illustrate its multi-trillion dollar contribution to the national debt.

Setting the stage for Obama’s presser tonight, Boehner said that the president’s budget “includes irresponsible levels of spending…It doubles the debt on our kids and grandkids over the next six years…I just think that this may be the most irresponsible piece of legislation that I’ve seen in my legislative career.”

Boehner also bristled at White House claims that Republicans were nay-sayers, simply obstructing his agenda. “Eric Cantor (R, Va.) and I personally delivered our stimulus proposal to the President in January,” he said. “The White House pretended they never even saw it.”


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