2013 House GOP budget raises 2012 stakes
March 20th, 2012
03:10 PM ET
3 years ago

2013 House GOP budget raises 2012 stakes

Washington (CNN) - House GOP leaders unveiled a 2013 budget blueprint Tuesday that has little chance of becoming law, but draws a clear contrast with Democrats on taxes, spending, and a host of hot-button political issues - all of which could play a pivotal role in the 2012 campaign.

Republicans cast the $3.53 trillion plan - which doubles down on past GOP proposals to overhaul Medicare and other politically sensitive programs - as a bold attempt to reverse skyrocketing federal deficits and avert a looming fiscal catastrophe.

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