News from the Robertson Campaign: Paul Ryan’s Budget

Statement from Martha Robertson on 

Congressman Paul Ryan’s Irresponsible Budget Plan

 April 2, Congressional Republicans released a budget plan that would have damaging effects on New York’s seniors and middle-class families. The budget would raise taxes on middle-class families with children by an average of $2,000 – in order to cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires, and give tax breaks to corporations that ship manufacturing jobs overseas. In addition, the budget would have catastrophic effects on seniors by ending the Medicare guarantee and turning it into a voucher program and raising seniors’ costs.

 Congressional Candidate for New York’s 23rd District Martha Robertson made the following statement regarding the Republican budget plan:

 “The working families of the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes Region and Western New York deserve better than the budget released today by Congressman Tom Reed’s Republican colleagues. We must balance the budget and reduce the deficit, but we cannot do it on the backs of the hard working middle class and our seniors,” said Martha Robertson. “We need to work together to find a responsible way to reduce our debt and grow our economy, instead of yet again rewarding millionaires and billionaires while raising taxes on hard working families and ending the Medicare guarantee for our seniors. It is extremely hypocritical that Congressman Reed and his Republican colleagues are working to raise taxes on middle class families, even though Congressman Reed has failed to pay his taxes on time 39 times.”

  “White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement that Ryan’s plan would ‘raise taxes on middle-class families with children by an average of at least $2,000 in order to cut taxes for households with incomes over $1 million.’” [Businessweek,]

BACKGROUND: Republican Budget Proposal Would Raise Taxes for Middle Class Families by $2,000. “White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a statement that Ryan’s plan would ‘raise taxes on middle-class families with children by an average of at least $2,000 in order to cut taxes for households with incomes over $1 million.’” [Businessweek, 4/01/14]

 

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3 Responses to News from the Robertson Campaign: Paul Ryan’s Budget

  1. Deb Meeker says:

    Ryan’s hubris is astounding. Once again Sen. Paul Ryan trots out this preposterous proposal. It appears he and other Republicans didn’t get the message with the election of President Obama for a second term. The message is this: Social Security and Medicare are still the “third rail” of politics. Hopefully the shock of that rail will zap Ryan and his conies once more this November.

  2. whungerford says:

    GOP Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey, Jack Kingston, and Austin Scott of Georgia; Thomas Massie of Kentucky; Rick Crawford of Arkansas; Chris Gibson of New York; Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey; Ralph Hall of Texas; Dave Jolly of Florida; Walter Jones of North Carolina; and David McKinley of West Virginia voted against the Ryan Budget for various reasons. For some it didn’t cut spending enough; for others, it cut too much; some had other reasons.

  3. BOB McGILL says:

    and all this time I thought Ryan’s budget just did away with the tax cuts the middle class got a few years ago. However if you look closer the middle class pays hardly any tax at all just Social security., I know people who paid in ZERO and got thousands back in a refund. Tell me why is it called a refund when you didn’t pay anything in the first place ? 🙂

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