by Kate Childs Graham | March 30, 2012
After an unparalleled media tour, the House of Representatives passed the disastrous and dangerous Ryan Republican budget this week, due in large part to the myths they’ve managed to spin during the past few weeks.
Here are five of the top myths, in 140 characters or less.
The Ryan Republican Budget is anything but responsible. In fact, experts are saying that, as the budget would actually increase the deficit, it is “grossly irresponsible.” Perhaps the responsible thing to do would be for Republicans to own up to their hand in the deficits we’re dealing with today.
The Ryan Republican Budget would gut Medicare and Medicaid, plain and simple. And, in doing so, would leave millions of seniors and low-income families without access to quality, affordable health care.
No, Paul Ryan’s New Budget Wouldn’t ‘Hurt the Poor’ - Paul Ryan - Fox Nation nation.foxnews.com/paul-ryan/2012…— SBIAM (@sbiam) March 22, 2012
Yes, the Ryan Republican Budget would hurt the poor. It would take food away from hungry kids and health care away from working families, while giving handouts to corporations and the wealthy. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities puts it plainly, “This budget is Robin Hood in reverse, on steroids.”
Coming this week: a budget that tackles our generation's defining challenges & doesn’t hide from tough decisions. More: ow.ly/9IHYJ— Paul Ryan (@RepPaulRyan) March 19, 2012
The Ryan Republican Budget would cut education at all levels. It certainly wouldn’t table our generation’s challenges, and it is nothing we want to pass down to our children.
To get our economy back on track, we need to put Americans back to work. The Ryan Republican Budget does the opposite. It could cost our economy more than 4 million jobs in just two years. That’s not growth.
Don’t trust the spin. Don’t believe the hype. The Ryan Republican Budget stacks the deck for the 1 percent, and it is bad news for working families. It looks like it will be dead-on-arrival in the Democratic-controlled Senate, but your legislators still need to hear from you. Take action today.