Statement On Congressional Republicans Extreme Economic Plan From BBT Executive Director Danielle Melfi
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2023
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STATEMENT ON CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS’ EXTREME ECONOMIC PLAN FROM BBT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIELLE MELFI
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi released the following statement after Congressional Republicans demanded cuts to vital programs that would be a crushing blow to our economic strength:
“This extreme MAGA proposal fails working families and our economy. It raises costs, eliminates student debt relief for millions of Americans, harms our national security and safety, and enables wealthy tax cheats. Today’s announcement is more of the same from Congressional Republicans, whose agenda makes the biggest cut to Medicare benefits in decades, increases health care premiums for nearly 15 million people across the country, ships manufacturing jobs overseas – and, at the end of the day, doesn’t reduce the deficit by a single cent.
“Working people didn’t ask for any of this – the ultra rich, big corporations, and special interests like Big Pharma and Big Oil did. And Congressional Republicans are playing right into their hands. President Biden opposes these extreme proposals and continues to push for his budget, which defends essential programs like Social Security, Medicaid, and the ACA, and funds Medicare for another generation. His budget is fully paid for – while lowering the deficit by an additional $3 trillion and without raising taxes on anyone making under $400,000. We encourage Congressional Republicans to check out President Biden’s budget; they could learn a thing or two about fiscal responsibility.”