Obama: GOP Budget Plan Is ‘Social Darwinism’
Posted on Apr 3, 2012
In case Paul Krugman’s comparison between the GOP’s prized budget plan and pink slime wasn’t a strong enough indication of its reception among the opposition, here comes President Obama with a descriptive attack of his own. —KA
The New York Times:
President Obama opened a full-frontal assault Tuesday on the budget adopted by House Republicans, condemning it as a “Trojan horse” and “thinly veiled social Darwinism” that would greatly deepen inequality in the country.
Mr. Obama’s attack, in a speech during a lunch with editors and reporters from The Associated Press, was part of a broader indictment of the Republican economic blueprint for the nation. The Republican budget, and the philosophy it represents, he said in remarks prepared for delivery, is “antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everyone who’s willing to work for it.”
White House / Pete Souza