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.