Clinton Made Balancing the Budget a Bipartisan Priority – Obama Can Too

| March 21 2013

“We’ve done it before,” says Speaker John Boehner in a new video about the Republican plan to balance the budget. “Back in the 1990s, Republicans in Congress and President Clinton made it a bipartisan priority” – and “President Obama could do the same thing.”

Watch Boehner here and read his full remarks here:

This week, House Republicans will vote on a plan to balance the federal budget in 10 years.

We’ve done it before. Back in the 1990s, Republicans in Congress and President Clinton made it a bipartisan priority.

President Obama could do the same thing. But he says he doesn’t want to balance the budget just for the heck of it.

Well, neither do Republicans.

The very point of balancing the budget is to help our economy grow and to create jobs.

Older Americans will have a more secure retirement. Younger Americans will have more jobs. We’ll have less debt and more opportunities for everyone.

So President Obama has a choice.

He can leave our kids and grandkids with a weaker economy and a mountain of debt.

Or he can be a president who had the courage to work across the aisle and balance our budget.

I hope he’ll make the right choice.

Learn more at speaker.gov/balancedbudget.

President Obama’s budget is more than six weeks late and – so far – he’s made it clear he has no plan to balance the budget (ever). Click here to see our comparison of the president’s plan and Republicans’ balanced budget, and visit speaker.gov/balancedbudget for more information.

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