A major budget battle is brewing in Washington, pitting President Obama against Congressional Republicans, led by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.).
On Tuesday, Ryan is expected to release his new 2013 budget. In a preview of sorts, last week Ryan released a theatrical video that warned "the most predictable crisis we've ever had" is looming and chastised other politicians for failing to address the budget deficit.
"Let me ask you a question: What if your president, your senator and your congressman knew it was coming?" Ryan asks in the highly produced video. "But they chose to do nothing about it, because it wasn't good politics? What would you think of that person? It would be immoral."
Ryan didn't name President Obama by name but the implication seems clear.
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