Rep. Maloney Statement on Newly-Released GOP Budget Plan
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) released the following statement today on the fiscal year 2013 budget proposal put forward by Congressman Paul Ryan, Chairman of the House Budget Committee, and the House Republican leadership:
“The Ryan budget would end Medicare as we know it, bleed red ink for decades to pay for corporate tax cuts, kill millions of jobs, and threaten our economic recovery. Thankfully, the Ryan budget is also dead on arrival in the Senate.
“I urge my Republican colleagues to stop doubling down on their bad bet that the American people will tolerate the evisceration of our social safety net to finance tax cuts for billionaires and the most profitable corporations.
“Let’s go back to the negotiating table and come up with a budget that respects past budget agreements, creates jobs, preserves our economic recovery, and cuts the deficit in a responsible way. And as luck would have it, we already have such a plan – it’s the budget President Obama proposed earlier this year.”