President Obama painted a stark contrast between his visions on health care, taxes and the federal budget and that of Congressional Republicans in a speech to the nation’s newspaper editors on Tuesday. His hour-long appearance at a luncheon sponsored by the Associated Press at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park had the echoes of a campaign speech, highlighting some of the same themes he put forth during his State of the Union address such as the growing chasm between the country’s wealthy and the middle class.
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