"It all begins with priorities, and, unfortunately, the president has not matched the House in making a balanced budget a priority.
"In addition to being 65 days late, President Obama's budget adds $8.2 trillion in new debt, hikes taxes by more than $1 trillion and never reaches balance.
"In contrast, the House budget blueprint actually provides a responsible path to balance through lower spending without tax increases. The House shares the same priority as a majority of Americans who support a federal government that tries to live within its means, just as they must do.
"I call on the president to work with the House to rein in government spending and adopt the priority of a balanced budget. These goals will encourage business investment in the economy, generate more revenues to help balance the budget without higher taxes, and create more badly needed jobs for hardworking Americans."