Republicans reject Obama plan before seeing it: Reid

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Posted: Apr 13, 2011 1:04 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid accused Republicans of rejecting President Barack Obama's deficit-reduction plan out of hand shortly after congressional leaders were briefed on the proposal.

"Republicans' shallow, knee-jerk reaction proves that their posturing on the deficit is just an attempt to distract from their bankrupt ideas," Reid said in a prepared statement.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Eric Beech)