Statement On President Biden’s FY 2024 Budget From BBT Executive Director Danielle Melfi
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2023
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STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BIDEN’S FY 2024 BUDGET FROM BBT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DANIELLE MELFI
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Building Back Together Executive Director Danielle Melfi released the following statement after President Biden laid out his budget for the coming fiscal year:
“This budget gets at the heart of the Biden-Harris agenda: delivering for hard-working people. From day one, President Biden has centered the needs of working- and middle-class families, fighting to build our economy from the bottom up and middle out, lower costs, create jobs, and invest in communities that have been left out and left behind.
“A budget is a statement of values – and the contrast between the president’s values and Congressional Republicans’ couldn’t be clearer. Their record speaks for them: in the last year alone, they’ve put forward plans to cut Medicare and Social Security, raise costs, and balloon the deficit by $3 trillion. Their agenda serves the ultra wealthy, big corporations, and special interests at the expense of working people and the strength of our economy.
“President Biden won’t stand for that. His budget defends essential programs like Social Security, Medicaid, and the ACA, and ensures Medicare will be funded for the next generation. It invests in child care, health care, paid leave, education, housing, clean energy, and so much more. And it’s all fully paid for – while lowering the deficit by an additional $3 trillion and without raising taxes on anyone making under $400,000 – by cracking down on wealthy tax cheats and cutting wasteful spending on Big Oil and Gas and other special interests. That’s how you build an economy that works for working people.”