Wednesday, April 6, 2011

In White House's view, Paul Ryan's plan a weapon for 2012

Barack Obama, right, rejected Paul Ryan's budget plan. | Jay Wescott/POLITICO, AP Photo Close

Just over a year ago, President Barack Obama singled out Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as a serious-minded Republican who could be a partner in the kind of "adult conversation" the president said he welcomes on entitlement reform.

But when Ryan stepped forward Tuesday with his long-awaited budget plan, an ambitious attempt to slice almost $6 trillion in federal spending and fundamentally alter Medicare and Medicaid, the White House rejected it. Obama brushed off a question about the plan at a brief news conference. And press secretary Jay Carney described it as flawed in approach.

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