House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Sunday accused President Obama and congressional Democrats of neglecting to address the nation’s deficit, instead playing a game of fiscal “Jenga.”

“It's the old Washington fiscal game of Jenga. You try to build as much debt as you can take, as much tax as you can take, until you topple the entire economy,” said McCarthy on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

McCarthy said that Democrats were delaying the tough spending cuts and entitlement reforms the nation needed to restore its fiscal health.

“This week, Republicans will have a budget that balances in ten years; the Democrats' budget never balances. No household can run that way,” he said.

The House and Senate this week will vote on their competing budget plans. The House plan, crafted by Budget Committee Chairman Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanMcConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Overnight Defense: Latest on spending fight - House passes stopgap with defense money while Senate nears two-year budget deal | Pentagon planning military parade for Trump | Afghan war will cost B in 2018 House passes stopgap spending measure with defense money MORE (R-Wis.), would cut spending by $5.7 trillion, while reducing the top tax rate to 25 percent. The proposal would balance in 10 years.

The Senate Democratic plan, from Chairwoman Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayLawmakers eye retirement help for gig economy workers Overnight Regulation: Labor Department reportedly hid unfavorable report on tip-pooling rule | NY plans to sue EPA over water rule | Senators urge FTC to probe company selling fake Twitter followers Trump's vows to take on drug prices, opioids draw skepticism MORE (D-Wash.) would raise $1 trillion in new taxes, and would not balance.

Obama last week, though, defended the Democratic approach and said he was less concerned with balancing the budget than he was with continuing economic growth.

In an interview with ABC, Obama said he would not “chase a balanced budget just for the sake of balance.”

"My goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work, and if we do that we are going to be bringing in more revenue," he said.

“The president has a different belief than we do. He believes deficits don't matter; we do,” said McCarthy on Sunday. “This president has never missed on a deadline turning in a March Madness bracket, but four out of five times he's missed turning in a budget.”

The top Democrat  on the House Budget committee, Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), however said that while his party was concerned about the deficit, the current focus should be on job growth.

“Right now, our big problem is to sustain the economic recovery,” said Van Hollen. “We've seen momentum in the job market, and the last thing we want to do right now is to put the brakes on that.”

“What the president is saying is our focus right now should be to get people back to work, sustain the recovery, and then reduce the deficit in a measured, balanced way,” he added. “There's no doubt that we have to do it, and the budgets the president will present and the ones we will present will do that.”