Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Obama Attacks 'Trojan Horse' Ryan Budget Obama Attacks 'Trojan Horse' Ryan Budget

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Want access to this content? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

White House

Obama Attacks 'Trojan Horse' Ryan Budget

In a speech today, the president will denounce the GOP's "radical" budget plan.

+

Richard A. Bloom(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster (Paul); Richard A. Bloom (Obama))

President Obama is set to deliver one of his most pointed attacks against House Budget Chair Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, calling it “radical” and a “Trojan horse."

In a speech the president is set to deliver on Tuesday to the Associated Press Annual Luncheon, given in front of newspaper executives, the president offers a sharp attack against the Wisconsin Republican’s budget plan.

 

“It’s a Trojan horse. Disguised as deficit reduction plan, it's really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country,” Obama is expected to say, according to excerpts released to National Journal. “It's nothing but thinly veiled social Darwinism.”

He continues the stern attack: "It’s antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everyone who’s willing to work for it – a place where prosperity doesn't trickle down from the top, but grows outward from the heart of the middle class."

The speech strikes a defiant tone, making his election pitch to middle class voters who are grappling with a still-recovering economy. The president is set to continue his bombardment against trickle-down economic theory.

 

"In this country, broad-based prosperity has never trickled-down from the success of a wealthy few," the excerpts read. "It has always come from the success of a strong and growing middle class."

The president will deliver his remarks that the luncheon on Tuesday afternoon.

Comments
comments powered by Disqus
 
MORE NATIONAL JOURNAL