Following a stinging criticism of his federal budget proposal by President Obama, Republican Congressman Paul Ryan lashed back on Tuesday.
“Disguised as deficit-reduction plans, it is really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. It is thinly veiled social Darwinism,” Obama said earlier in the day, calling the Ryan budget “a Trojan horse” that would increase inequality.
“You would think that after the results of this experiment in trickle-down economics, after the results were made painfully clear, that the proponents of this theory might show some humility, might moderate their views a bit,” Obama said. “Instead of moderating their views – even slightly – the Republicans running Congress right now have doubled down and have proposed a budget so far to the right, it makes the Contract With America look like the New Deal.”