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Published on Apr 10, 2013
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) appeared on CNN with Wolf Blitzer today after President Obama released his Fiscal Year 2014 budget.
"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."