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Spending plan meets withering GOP criticism

WASHINGTON - Congressional Republicans rebuffed President Obama’s budget proposal with predictable hostility yesterday, and deemed his $3.8 trillion spending plan rife with gimmicks and tax increases that could further threaten the still-fragile economy.

With the presidential campaign looming large on Capitol Hill, the proposal was virtually dead on arrival, with Republicans unlikely to go along with the tax increases on the country’s millionaires and billionaires that the White House expects would finance some of its proposed spending.

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