Obama Attacks GOP Budget

Obama Attacks GOP Budget

President Obama started what some call early presidential campaign attacks on the recently released GOP Budget Proposal.  Obama spoke at a media luncheon held by The Associated Press at the American Society of News Editors about House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s (P-WI) budget proposal, describing it as “antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity” and it being “thinly-veiled Social Darwinism.”

He used this exposure also to launch attacks on current GOP Presidential Candidates Next Gingrich and Mitt Romney, specifically calling the two out by name.  These remarks obviously signaled Obama’s full engagement in his re-election efforts.  He singled out Romney when saying “one of my potential opponents hopes a similar version of this plan from last year would be introduced on day one of his presidency,” referring to Romney’s remarks on the GOP proposal.

Obama stated the proposal benefits those making over $250,000 a year and shifts the burden of the deficit reduction to the middle class and the needy.  The president retorted his party philosophy for a balanced approach to deficit reduction as being one that includes high tax revenue through much higher tax rates on wealthier families.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) reacts to Obama’s attacks with, “If the president were serious, he would put forward a plan to deal with our debt crisis and save Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid for future generations of seniors without raising taxes on small businesses that are struggling in this economy, instead, he has chosen to campaign rather than govern, and the debt crisis he is presiding over is only getting worse.”

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