May 29, 2017

Fact-Checking Ryan's Speech: Who Has Proposed a Balanced Budget?

September 25, 2012



Ryan said Obama has never submitted a balanced budget.

Is this true? For an answer, we turned to Josh Gordon, policy director at the Concord

Coalition, an advocacy group that promotes fiscal responsibility. He said Ryan’s assertion is

accurate, but notes that Republicans in Congress—including Ryan–have also not submitted a

balanced budget proposal.

“Neither party has presented balanced budget because the deficits right now are too large

and there’s no way to make the math work in ten years,” said Gordon.