Obama Attacks Ryan: 'Nothing but Thinly Veiled Social Darwinism'
10:28 AM, Apr 3, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a lunch time speech today, President Obama is expected to attack Paul Ryan's budget by calling it "a Trojan horse."
"Disguised as deficit reduction plan, it's really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country," the National Journal reports Obama will say. "It's nothing but thinly veiled social Darwinism."
What President Obama does not say is that it was the Trojans who started the war with Greece, and the Trojan horse was the vehicle used to win (and end) the war.
The president will additionally say, in his attack on the Republican House Budget Committee's budget proposal: "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 he'll accuse Ryan of hurting the middle class. "In this country, broad-based prosperity has never trickled-down from the success of a wealthy few. ... It has always come from the success of a strong and growing middle class."
Ryan has only responded with this tweet: "We all thought @BarackObama would be better than this. He had potential, making his leadership failures so disappointing."
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