Election 2012

Education Next on Obama's Hit List

The President has shifted from attacking Ryan's welfare proposals and has his sights on the VP nominee's education plans

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(PITTSBURGH) — It's not just Medicare. President Barack Obama plans to start picking apart other sections of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's sweeping budget proposals as he tries to paint the GOP ticket as too extreme for the nation.

Next up: education.

On Tuesday, Obama planned to tell voters in sharply contested Ohio that Ryan's budget proposal would cut $115 billion from the Education Department, remove 2 million children from Head Start programs and cost 1 million college students their Pell Grants over the next decade. The line of criticism will be coupled with television ads.