The White House says President Barack Obama would veto a Republican budget bill that swaps cuts to domestic programs like food stamps for cuts scheduled to hit the Pentagon and domestic agencies alike in January.

The GOP-dominated House is scheduled to vote on the measure Thursday.

The White House says that Congress should instead work with him to produce a larger deficit-cutting package blending new tax revenues with cuts across the federal budget. That’s unlikely before the election.

Read More at OfficialWire. By Andrew Taylor, AP.

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