Washington (CNN) – As President Obama continues a swing out West on Wednesday to push his economic proposals, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan plans to launch a blistering response in a speech in Washington.
Ryan will argue the president is practicing "the politics of division" and will say Obama needs to reverse course from a "path of debt, doubt, and decline," according to a Ryan aide familiar with the remarks.
In excerpts obtained by CNN, Ryan's speech includes strong pushback to the president's criticism of the GOP on Capitol Hill during his recent bus tour and West Coast swing.
"He is going from town to town, impugning the motives of Republicans, setting up straw men and scapegoats, and engaging in intellectually lazy arguments, as he tries to build support for punitive tax hikes on job creators," Ryan plans to say of the president at his speech at the Heritage Foundation.
Obama has repeatedly blamed congressional Republicans for blocking his jobs bill, which he unveiled in a joint address to Congress last month. Senate Republicans blocked a vote on the measure, and during his bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia last week the president vowed to continue pressing the plan piece by piece and keep the pressure on the GOP.
Referring to GOP members of Congress, Obama said last week, "If they vote against these proposals again ... then they're not going to have to answer to me. They're going to have to answer to you."
Republicans oppose the president's proposal to increase taxes on wealthier Americans to pay for new investments to rebuild roads and schools.
But Ryan plans to contrast Obama's message that the GOP is more concerned about protecting the rich, with then-candidate Obama's 2008 message that stressed the need to put aside partisan politics to work on solutions.
"Instead of appealing to the hope and optimism that were hallmarks of his first campaign, he has launched his second campaign by preying on the emotions of fear, envy, and resentment," Ryan plans to say according to excerpts of his remarks.
The Wisconsin Republican's speech at the Heritage Foundation follows an address last month in California in which he defended his policy to overhaul the Medicare program and pushed for a renewed effort to replace Obama's health care law.
Ryan, who turned down repeated calls to run for president in 2012 over the summer, is popular among conservatives for his work on fiscal issues and for pushing a major overhaul of entitlement programs like Medicare as part of his 2012 budget that passed the House earlier this spring without any Democratic votes.
Earlier this month former Godfather's pizza CEO and GOP 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain cited Ryan as someone he'd consider as his running mate.