Obama Slams “Radical” GOP Budget

In a full-throated pitch for re-election, President Barack Obama slammed Republicans Tuesday for advocating a “radical” budget that he said was a “prescription for decline” and “so far to the right” it would make Newt Gingrich’s original Contract with America “look like the New Deal.” Speaking to newspaper executives at The Associated Press luncheon, Obama criticized GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney for supporting what the president called “massive “ spending cuts and tax breaks for the wealthy in Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget bill. "It's a Trojan horse," Obama said of the bill, which the House approved last week. "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." Obama he couldn’t remember a time when the choices in a presidential election were "so unambiguously clear."

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