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]