House GOP offers budget blueprint

March 26, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
House Republicans have released their response to President Barack Obama's deficit-laden budget, but their glossy pamphlet little beyond campaign-style talking points. One of the few hard bits of information is a promise to simplify the tax code and cut income tax rates to 10 percent for people making $100,000 or less down. They also promise to cut domestic spending below current levels but don't say whether they are exempting Social Security. It's impossible to determine the projected deficit based on their offering.

The GOP plan comes two days after Obama criticized Republicans for offering criticisms of his budget blueprint, currently making its way through Congress, instead of solutions.

Republicans said more details will be out next week.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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