Biden rails against Ryan budget plan

ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Published:

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden is leading the charge as the White House tries to raise the profile of GOP budget cuts as an election-year issue.

Biden attacked the budget plan by Rep. Paul Ryan -- his GOP counterpart on the 2012 vice presidential ballot -- as being tilted in favor of the wealthy and shortchanging investments in infrastructure, education and health research.

Speaking Monday at The George Washington University, Biden said Ryan's plan would deliver a huge tax cut to upper-bracket earners while cutting spending on road and port construction, Medicaid care for women in nursing homes and research into a cure for Alzheimer's disease.

Biden's critique mirrors those of congressional Democrats but it was the highest-profile administration attack on Ryan's budget this year.

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