Rep. Linda Sánchez: Republicans not serious about helping hard working Americans
Congresswoman Linda Sánchez issued the following statement today after House Republicans unveiled their proposed budget:
"Republicans have once again demonstrated that they are not serious about helping hard working Americans. Their budget proposal guts key economic programs all while rewarding companies that evade tax responsibilities and rolling back regulations meant to prevent another economic downturn like the one we experienced in 2008.
Ending Medicare as we know it and making cuts to anti-poverty programs like SNAP will affect some of the most vulnerable in our society--seniors, children, and people with disabilities.
The proposal would also repeal the Affordable Care Act which has helped more than 16.4 million previously uninsured Americans gain affordable health care. This is real progress that we cannot afford to overturn.
Finally, the proposed budget increases defense spending by billions, but offers no similar increases to non-defense related programs. These cuts are being made on the backs of students, our environment, and middle class families. This is a disproportionate approach that will translate into fewer investments in our schools, infrastructure, and economic recovery.
Putting our country on sound financial footing should be a priority for Congress, but we cannot do that at the expense of Americans who are trying their hardest to make ends meet."