Friday, April 20, 2012

The GOP Budget

One thing that is made perfectly clear after looking at the Ryan Budget, is that the wealthy get tax breaks and everyone else gets screwed! The budget bill, that recently passed in the House of Representatives, turns Medicare into a privatized voucher program that will lead to the demise of Medicare. Under the GOP/Ryan plan, if seniors want the same level of coverage and access to health providers they’ve had in the past, they’ll have to pay more. If they can’t pay more, they’ll have to settle for less. At the same time, under the GOP/Ryan budget, billionaires continue to enjoy tax cuts that our nation simply can’t afford. 

It’s immoral to continually target seniors’ programs to foot the bill for an economic and fiscal crisis they did not create. Middle class Americans have already sacrificed more than their fair share with stagnant wages, plunging home values and vanishing savings. That’s why it’s simply wrong to target the average American to protect the wealthiest among us who continue to reap the benefits of decades of flawed fiscal policy.

The simple fact of the matter is that we don’t have to destroy Medicare to save it! The American people, of all ages, do not believe benefit cuts for the middle class and tax cuts for the wealthy are the right course for our nation.

Jim Centner, SOAR Director

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