Obama takes on Republicans’ budget deal


In an afternoon speech, President Obama will rebut the budget plan that House Republicans passed last week — and that Mitt Romney has embraced.

Excerpts: “This congressional Republican budget … is something different altogether. It’s 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. 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. And by gutting the very things we need to grow an economy that’s built to last – education and training; research and development — it’s a prescription for decline.”

First Read: “Senior administration officials are billing Obama’s address — coming on the same day as another round of GOP primaries — as an important speech, and they say it builds off his remarks in Kansas last December (when he invoked Teddy Roosevelt’s “square deal”) and his State of the Union in January (when he talked about an economy “built to last”).”

Via the Political Wire.