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Amash, Benishek, Walberg and Michigan Republicans Pushing Extrem

Apr 14, 2011

The Michigan Democratic Party

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 14, 2011

Amash, Benishek, Walberg and Michigan Republicans Pushing Extreme Budget Proposal
Budget Would Cut $9.1 Trillion, Hurt Kids and Seniors

LANSING – Some Michigan Congressional Republicans are proposing a budget much more extreme than Congressman Paul Ryan’s proposal that was announced last week. The Republican Study Committee (RSC) plans to cut $9.1 trillion from the budget – attacking Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and children’s nutrition programs.

Congressmen Justin Amash, Dan Benishek, Dave Camp, Bill Huizenga, and Tim Walberg are members of the RSC.

According to The Hill,  the plan would raise the age of Social Security eligibility to age 70, privatize Medicare, reduce Supplemental Security Income, and reduce child nutrition spending.

“These are programs that are keeping many of our seniors, kids, and low-wage workers above the poverty line,” Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer said. “These GOP Members of Congress would rather give tax breaks to oil companies, drug companies, insurance companies, big banks, and the wealthiest 1% of the population and force our kids, seniors, and low-wage workers to pay for it. That’s wrong.”

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