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Congresswoman Walorski meets with President Obama

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Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorski was one of several lawmakers who attended a  meeting with President Obama Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

She tells FOX28 she asked President Obama a question a lot of people are asking at home.  "Which is... 'Why can't the Federal Government have a balanced budget like we all do in our checkbooks?'"  Walorski said.  "His answer was because America is not a family, and I was shocked by that answer because what we've heard from him before is that we are a family."

Walorski says the government needs to make tough choices just like families do to balance their own budgets.

We asked the congresswoman about criticism from the Democrats Thursday, calling The House Republican Budget "Hocus Pocus."  The Democratic Policy and Communications Center released a memo portraying Congressman Paul Ryan as a magician.  The memo claims Ryan's balanced budget is an illusion. 

We asked Walorski if the numbers add up.  "Our budget does," Walorski said.  "It cuts spending.  It sets up the infrastructure to create jobs which is what we need to save Indiana.  It doesn't do what the Senate Democrats do which is raise taxes."

The President's meetings with lawmakers happened behind closed doors, but you can bet the back-and-forth budget battle will continue in the open as both sides try to make their case in the coming days.

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