April 3rd, 2012
08:30 AM ET
President Obama will take square aim at Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal Tuesday during a midday speech that White House aides have described as a significant effort to counter-argue the GOP's budget plans. During the remarks, to be delivered at a luncheon sponsored by the Associated Press, Obama will call Ryan's plan a "Trojan Horse."
"Disguised as deficit reduction plan, it’s really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. It’s nothing but thinly-veiled Social Darwinism," the president will say, according to advanced remarks released by the White House.
Senior administration officials believe Ryan's budget - which passed the House on a party-line vote but will not clear the Senate - is ripe for attack because all the Republican presidential candidates have embraced it and it calls for significant, and largely unpopular, cuts to entitlement programs like medicare.
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