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Congressman Brendan Boyle Blasts Latest Republican Budget

March 17, 2015
Press Release
This Budget Means Hardworking Families Will ‘Work Harder for Less’

Washington- Today, House Republicans released their latest 10 year budget plan which includes repealing the Affordable Care Act, cutting billions of dollars from Medicaid, and shrinking Pell Grant allowances.  

“Once again the Republicans are trotting out old ideas to do new damage to seniors, children and families,” said Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-PA-13).  “This budget is a that statement embodies their values, which clearly puts big tax breaks for the ultra-wealthy ahead of the challenges faced by hardworking American families.”

“The Republican budget will make it harder to buy a home, harder to send a kid to college, and harder to enjoy a secure and dignified retirement. The American people have had enough of Republicans taking the tools of opportunity away from hardworking Americans to give bigger tax breaks to the super wealthy.  It’s time for Republicans to stop stacking the deck against hardworking Americans, and join Democrats in providing better infrastructure and bigger paychecks for everyone.”

“As someone who is still paying off my student loan debt the proposed cuts to Pell Grant funding are especially troubling to me.  Under the Republicans’ ‘Work Harder for Less’, budget students will face deep education cuts and college will become less affordable.  That is not acceptable.”

“Instead, we need a better set of values to build a strong and prosperous future for America.  House Democrats believe in a budget that invests in the hardworking Americans who are the backbone of our country. We believe in a budget that achieves bigger paychecks, and better infrastructure for every American.  We believe in a budget that creates good paying jobs here in America, instead of protecting tax giveaways for corporations shipping jobs overseas. We believe in a tax code that respects the value of work. We believe in a budget that lifts the draconian sequester cuts that have strangled our investments to keep America #1 in the global economy and to ensure our national security, paid for by closing special interest tax loopholes. We believe in a budget that invests in our children’s education, that fuels research and innovation, and that opens new opportunities for everybody.”

“It is time for us to give the American people more for their hard work, not less.”