Today, Congresswoman Betty Sutton (OH-13) released the following statement after House Republicans passed their proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget:
"America's budget is not just numbers on a ledger sheet; it is a statement about our priorities and our values. Today, I voted against a budget which would slash protections for seniors to pay for tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires. These priorities do not fall in line with the values of the Ohioans I serve. Instead of empowering Americans and creating new economic opportunities to put people to work, this budget reduces critical investments in our roads and bridges. Instead of supporting our seniors, this budget ends Medicare as we know it, and as our seniors depend on it. Instead of promoting fairness and rewarding hard-work, this budget cuts funding to help our children access higher education so that multi-national corporations can have yet another tax break.
We need a budget that protects the Medicare guarantee and incentivizes companies to create jobs in America while asking millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share. I call on Speaker Boehner to reach across the aisle and work with Democrats to create a budget that benefits all Americans, not just those privileged few at the top."