The Budget for All Creates More Jobs, More Justice and Less Debt Than House Republican Plan

Washington, DC – The Campaign for America’s Future calls on legislators to vote for the Congressional Progressive Caucus’ Budget for All, which is scheduled for a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives tomorrow.

Robert Borosage, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future made the following statement:

“The Budget for All is a common sense blueprint for America. Its first priority is to invest in putting Americans back to work and helping the economy recover. Then, over the course of 10 years, it brings the budget more into balance than either the House Republican budget or the administration’s budget. Finally, it does this with sensible priorities: calling on millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share, cutting bloated Pentagon budgets, while protecting Social Security and Medicare. The Budget for All upholds the basic promises that Americans make to one another.

“The Budget for All exposes the folly of trying to achieve deficit reduction while offering the most affluent Americans trillions in top end tax cuts, as the Republican plan proposes. It exposes the lie that the country can’t afford to put people to work and still get our books in order. And it shows clearly that the nation can not only afford to protect Social Security and Medicare, but can’t afford not to.

“The Budget for All reflects the priorities of a majority of Americans in poll after poll. Those who oppose it trample both common sense and majority opinion. We urge its passage.”