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Republicans target food stamps, Medicaid

Health care law also spotlighted in Ryan budget

WASHINGTON — Representative Paul Ryan laid out a tough, election-year budget Tuesday that purports to come into balance by 2024, in large part through steep cuts to Medicaid and food stamps and the full repeal of President Obama’s health care law, just as millions begin to see its benefits.

But even with those cuts, Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican who is the House Budget Committee chairman, is counting on a boost of economic growth to balance the budget, a boost he said will be gained by reducing the deficit.

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