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Walden: President's budget 'doesn't add up'

Published On: Apr 10 2013 08:16:42 PM CDT
Rep. Greg Walden

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore.

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., appeared on CNN Wednesday after President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2014 budget, and was sharply critical of it.

Here's what he had to say:

“Well, I thought it very intriguing , in that the budget really lays out kind of a shocking attack on seniors, if you will.

"We haven't seen all the detail yet, we'll look at it, but I'll tell you, when you're going after seniors the way he's already done on ObamaCare, taken $700 billion out of Medicare to put into ObamaCare and now coming back at seniors again, I think you're crossing that line very quickly here in terms of denying access to seniors for health care in districts like mine certainly and around the country.

"I think he's going to have a lot of pushback from some of the major senior organizations on this, and Republicans as well.

"And this is a budget that doesn't balance. At the end of the day, you can have all the flowery rhetoric, but I'm a numbers guy and this doesn't add up. It does not balance.

"We've passed the Ryan budget. It does balance in ten years, it will put us on a path to grow the economy and jobs and, again, gets us to where we have a balanced budget. 65 days late and it doesn't add up.”

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