President Obama continued his all-out assault on Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and House Republicans on Saturday, blasting their 2012 budget proposal as "wrong for America."
In his weekly radio address, Obama continued the line of fiery rhetoric that he kicked off with speech on debt reduction at George Washington University on Wednesday.
"It’s a vision that says that in order to reduce the deficit, we have to end Medicare as we know it and make cuts to Medicaid that would leave millions of seniors, poor children and Americans with disabilities without the care they need," Obama said.
The president has also gone all in with his goal of eliminating the Bush-era tax rates for the wealthy, saying flatly in his address "we should end the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, too."
"Because people like me don't need another tax cut," Obama said.
The president is scheduled to take his new message, welcomed by Democrats and infuriating to Republicans, across the country next week, making stops in Virginia, California and Nevada.
The president called reducing the debt "critical," but he blasted Republicans for taking what he said is an unbalanced approach that proposes "drastic cuts" while giving $1 trillion in tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans.
"I don’t think that’s right," Obama said. "I don’t think it’s right to ask seniors to pay thousands more for healthcare, or ask students to postpone college, just so we don’t have to ask those who have prospered so much in this land of opportunity to give back a little more."