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Gwen Moore Opposes Ryan Budget


Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) released the following statement after voting against the House Republican budget for the 2014 fiscal year:

"As I've said before, this budget has me feeling like I'm Alice in Wonderland. I've fallen down the rabbit hole and landed in the middle of a mad tea party. This bill is clearly class warfare against the poor and middle class. It slashes programs that seek to help the most vulnerable of our society and goes to great lengths to line the pockets of the rich.

"As a Member of the House Budget Committee, it amazes me that Mr. Ryan and the Republicans so vehemently ignored the will of the people who resoundingly rejected this blueprint when they elected President Obama last year.

"With their umpteenth attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, their hatchet job on domestic spending and their fundamental changes to the structure of Medicare and Medicaid which would virtually end these programs as we know them -- this Republican budget would be comedy if it weren't such a tragedy for the American people.

"Spending cuts alone will not boost our economy. We didn't cut our way out of the Great Depression and we won't be able to cut our way out of The Great Recession. In order to rebuild our economy we must have balance. Most importantly, we must invest in the American people -- especially our most vulnerable populations -- if we want to see our economy move forward."

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