Congressional Republicans are seizing on the White House’s failure to meet the Feb. 4 legal deadline to produce an annual budget as a gift that will help them recover from months of political beatings.

The White House on Monday declined to say when President Obama’s delayed 2014 budget will come out.

“President Obama missed a great opportunity today to help our economy. This was supposed to be the day he submitted his budget to the Congress. But it’s not coming. It’s going to be late. Some reports say it could be a month late,” Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said on the House floor.

“I’m disappointed the president has missed his deadline. But I’m not surprised,” House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in a statement. “In four of the last five years, he’s failed to submit his budget on time.”