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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.

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