White House disagrees with Ryan budget blueprint

WASHINGTON, April 5 (Reuters) – The White House said it
strongly disagreed with a budget blueprint offered by
Republican Paul Ryan, chairman of the U.S. House of
Representatives’s budget committee.

The proposal, aimed at building on Republican promises to
shrink the size of government, aims for nearly $6 trillion in
budget savings over the next decade, in part by cutting
healthcare benefits for the poor and elderly.

“While we agree with his ultimate goal, we strongly
disagree with his approach,” the White House said in a
statement.

(Writing by Caren Bohan; Editing by Sandra Maler)

White House disagrees with Ryan budget blueprint