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Obama: 'Radical' Ryan Budget a 'Trojan Horse'

Ryan shoots back that Obama is 'disappointing'
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2012 11:39 AM CDT
Obama: 'Radical' Ryan Budget a 'Trojan Horse'
President Barack Obama gestures during a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Mexican President Felipe Calderon in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – Barack Obama plans to savage the House GOP budget proposal today, calling it "thinly veiled social Darwinism," according to a draft of the speech he'll deliver. "It’s a Trojan horse," Obama will say. "Disguised as deficit reduction plan, it's really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. … It's antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility to everyone who's willing to work for it."

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The speech will be delivered this afternoon at the Associated Press' annual luncheon, the National Journal reports. Paul Ryan shot back at the president with a muted rebuke. "We all thought @BarackObama would be better than this. He had potential, making his leadership failures so disappointing," he said in a tweet spotted by Talking Points Memo. (Read more Paul Ryan stories.)

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