Campaign 2010

Mar 26, 2013

DCCC Releases New Video – ‘Radical Republican Budget: Robin Hood in Reverse’

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today is continuing the drumbeat against House Republicans who voted for the radical Republican budget, releasing a new web video to highlight the chasm between mainstream Americans’ priorities and House Republicans’ radical approach. In the video – “Radical Republican Budget: Robin Hood in Reverse” – Republicans describe the budget as the best way to communicate their “governing philosophy.” The video goes on to show this governing philosophy in clear terms: higher taxes for the middle class, bigger medical bills for seniors on Medicare, more expensive student loans and a tax break for millionaires.

Under the radical Republican budget, middle class Americans could pay $3,000 more in taxes and the Medicare guarantee will end, forcing seniors to pay more for their care – but millionaires will get a $245,000 tax cut.

“Radical Republican Budget: Robin Hood in Reverse”

“Republicans themselves tell us that their budget is the best way to communicate their ‘governing philosophy’ and that’s exactly what they did – more for millionaires and corporate special interests, less for the middle class and seniors,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Americans rejected the philosophy of this radical Republican budget in the last election because it ends the Medicare guarantee for seniors and asks the middle class to pay more – all while cutting taxes for millionaires and corporate special interests. It might be the Republicans’ governing philosophy but it isn’t the right philosophy for America’s middle class.”