President Barack Obama accused the House Republicans of being dishonest in the passage of their budget plan last week. He argued that the budget is not really about deficit reduction, as Republicans argue, but an attempt to “impose a radical vision” that is “antithetical to our entire history.”

The House Republican budget, also known as “Path to Prosperity” or the “Ryan Budget” after Budget Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), “is a Trojan horse,” Obama said Tuesday in a speech at The Associated Press annual meeting.

“Disguised as deficit reduction plans, it is really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. It is thinly veiled social Darwinism. It is antithetical to our entire history as a land of opportunity and upward mobility for everybody who is willing to work for it.”

Obama contrasted the Ryan budget with his own budget and the Bowles-Simpson Commission’s proposals. The Bowles-Simpson Commission, formed by President Obama, released its report in December 2010. Obama did not embrace the report at the time, but praised its work in Tuesday’s speech.

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