The following are statements that relate to the budget speech given by President Barack Obama on April 13:
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
What we heard today was not fiscal leadership from our commander in chief; what we heard today was a political broadside from our campaigner in chief.
Representative Paul Ryan
I thought it was a disgrace. I rarely heard a speech by a president so shallow, so hyper-partisan and so intellectually dishonest