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Ryan’s budget targets Obama accomplishments

Proposal mirrors spending plan he offered in 2012

WASHINGTON — Four months after Republicans suffered a convincing defeat in the presidential election, Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, the party’s vice presidential nominee, unveiled a spending-and-tax plan Tuesday that relies on the same lightning-rod proposals of his 2012 campaign to balance the budget in 10 years.

The Ryan plan — called the ‘‘Pathway to Prosperity’’ as it was in last year’s campaign — would cut spending by $4.6 trillion through 2023, largely by rolling back President Obama’s legislative accomplishments while also taking advantage of the savings they created.

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