House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is rolling out an updated budget plan that would slash $5.1 trillion in federal spending. The Republican proposal also would balance the government's books by cutting food stamps, health care for the have-nots, working class and programs such as Pell Grants for low-income college students, pensions for federal workers, steep cuts in Medicaid and Medicare and by privatizing Social Security.
In other words, once again Republicans have proven by their budget choice that they are cutting everything the helps the poor, working class in this country with no cuts to the rich and wealthy corporations.
We had an election a year and a half ago. Ryan's Voucher Care and cuts were voted down. He couldn't even explain how his budget wouldn't hurt the have-nots and the working class in this country.
Ryan and Republicans show their true colors when they reveal budgets such as these:
n Cutting food stamps when senior citizens and children go to bed hungry at night is a crime against humanity.
n Cutting health care for the have-nots who can't afford health care without subsidies.
n Cutting Pell Grants so that low-income students aren't able to attend college.
Yep, the have-nots and working poor don't deserve a hand up, per Paul Ryan and the Republicans. That might take one penny out of the hands of the rich and wealthy corporations.
Paul Ryan and the GOP budget will balance on the backs of the poor, senior citizens, working class and students.
I have another question: Why are you and the Republicans giving a $200,000 tax break to the rich?
We need to guarantee all citizens dignified work, education and health care.
W. Frank Hairston, Ravenna Township