Quico Canseco today spoke at the Republican National Convention and said he supported a better future. Quico's votes however, don't quite match his words.
"I was happy to hear Congressman Canseco acknowledge that Texas children deserve a better future," said Representative Pete Gallego. "While I appreciate Quico's sentiment, his votes don't match his voice. Seniors can't have a better future if you turn Medicare into a private voucher program. Children can't have a better future when you take away access to grants. Unlike Quico, I wouldn't vote to put a better future out of reach for Texans."
Congressman Canseco Voted for Ryan Budget That Ends Medicare As We Know it. Canseco voted for two budgets authored by Congressman Paul Ryan. Together, these budgets that would end Medicare's guaranteed benefit and provide people earning more than $1 million a year with an average tax cut of $265,000. Additionally, the Congressional Budget Office estimated it will increase health care costs by an extra $6,359 by 2022 for future Medicare beneficiaries, while the Center for American progress has claimed that it is likely that that a middle-class family with two kids making about $70,000 a year would pay about $1,150 more in income tax. [H Con. Res. 34, Vote #277, 4/15/11; H Con Res 112, Vote #151, 3/29/12; Center for American Progress, 3/20/12; Center for American Progress, 3/20/12; Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, 3/27/12; Tax Policy Center, Table T12-0078 and T10-0132; Citizens for Tax Justice, 3/22/12; CBO, 4/5/11; CNN, 3/23/12]