For Immediate Release
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
“House Republican Leaders Have Broken Promises to America Yet Again”
Statement of AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee on Rep. Paul Ryan’s Republican budget proposalWashington, DC —
“House Republican leaders, led by Rep. Paul Ryan, have broken their promises to America yet again. At a time when this country needs jobs, economic growth and protection for the most vulnerable Americans, Ryan’s budget does the exact opposite.
“Representative Ryan’s plan cuts Medicare and Medicaid, cuts job creation programs, cuts education, cuts infrastructure funding. And yet the only cuts the wealthy see in this plan are to their taxes. This plan reduces the 1 percent’s tax rates and forces working families to carry the burden. It is a disaster for working people, retired Americans, and the most vulnerable Americans. This budget sets the wrong priorities for our nation.”