Apr 05, 2011
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s Statement on the House Republican Budget Proposal
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on today’s announcement of a House Republican Budget by Republican Budget Chairman Paul Ryan:
“Everyone agrees we must cut spending and tighten our belt, but House Republicans have chosen to do so on the backs of America’s seniors, not the oil companies making record profits and getting tens of billions in taxpayer subsidies. Forcing seniors to pay higher health costs is not the right way to balance our books and it’s not the only way to do it.
“House Republicans should be honest with the American people and repeal giveaways to the oil companies and tax breaks for the ultra wealthy before forcing seniors to clip coupons if they need to see a doctor. Seniors who are paying a lifetime into Medicare deserve to count on the system they have earned.
“The American people have rejected these kind of privatization schemes in the past and will do it again.”