Boehner Disagrees With NRCC Chair’s Criticism Of Obama Budget

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Thursday told reporters that he disagrees with the criticism of President Obama’s budget from Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), who called the President’s proposal “a shocking attack on seniors.”

“I’ve made it clear that I disagree with what (National Republican Campaign Committee) Chairman Walden said,” Boehner said at a press conference. “He and I have had a conversation about it. This is the least we must do to begin to solve the problems in Social Security.”

Walden criticized Obama’s proposed adoption of Chained CPI, which essentially cuts Social Security benefits. Walden has faced criticism from the right, including from the Club for Growth. The NRCC on Thursday said that Walden stands by his comments

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