Washington, DC – The Campaign for America’s Future encourages Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring the budget passed by House Republicans to a vote in the U.S. Senate.
Campaign for America’s Future’s co-director Robert Borosage said, “This Republican budget plan is an outrage. The more Americans learn about it, the angrier they get. It calls for a staggering $6.7 trillion in tax cuts over ten years – almost all for the wealthiest Americans. It pays for these by ending Medicare and Medicaid as we know them, and slashing investments in areas vital to our future – from infant nutrition, to education to clean water support. And does virtually nothing to reduce the deficit – indeed the Congressional Budget Office projects it may add to the deficit in the first 10 years. In an America already suffering Gilded Age economic inequality, the Republican budget would accelerate the decline of America’s working families. Bring it to a vote. Force a debate on it. Let Americans know exactly where their Senators stand.”