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Obama criticizes GOP budget, calls Romney out

Says fiscal plan protects the rich, decimates poor

WASHINGTON - President Obama eviscerated the Republicans’ budget proposal Tuesday, calling it a radical blueprint that bolsters the rich and decimates the middle class, and he leveled criticism at Mitt Romney, his probable Republican opponent in the fall, for the first time in a speech.

During his hourlong campaign-style appearance at a gathering of the nation’s newspaper executives, Obama painted a stark contrast between his visions on health care, tax fairness, and entitlements and those of congressional Republicans.

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