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Republicans: Obama's Budget Proposal Will Put America On 'A Roadmap To Greece'

The Huffington Post   Posted: 02/18/2012 3:04 pm

In the GOP's weekly address, House Republican Conference Vice-Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) blasted Obama for his recent budget proposal, saying it would put America on "a roadmap to Greece."

"If we keep on going like this, the consequences will be devastating," McMorris Rodgers said on Saturday. "The president's budget isn't a blueprint for America; it's a road map to Greece."

"President Obama's broken promises have left our country broke," she continued.

The proposal has received harsh reviews from Congressional Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who called the plan "a gloomy reflection of his failed policies of the past." After the budget proposal's release, HuffPost's Sam Stein reported on the mixed response:

President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2013 budget isn't inherently unique or surprising. It sticks to the same objectives that the White House has pursued for months: short-term investments in job growth, combined with a mix of long-term spending cuts and revenue raisers to achieve a decent amount of deficit reduction.

Yet many have responded to the proposal with a great deal of alarm. The reaction has been decidedly political on both sides, with the White House making a major bet that the country is tired of austerity measures and Republicans jumping to brand the president as a paradigm of fiscal irresponsibility.

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