2014/09/01

The Republican budget puts America on a Path to Poverty.

"Path to Poverty" For America

imageThis week, Republicans in Congress are back in their home districts desperately trying to convince their constituents that voting to disinvest in America to pay for more millionaire tax giveaways is really putting our country on the so-called "Path to Prosperity."

The Republican budget puts America on a Path to Poverty.


We need to rebuild the middle class, not shrink it one American family at a time. The Romney-Ryan budget would end Medicare as we know it and gut investments in our kids so oil company CEOs and their hedge fund managers can get more tax giveaways.

It would kill millions of American jobs and give up on the investments that make America competitive in the world — all the while digging us deeper in debt with wasteful tax handouts. The GOP plan is a great strategy to bring in more checks from their corporate campaign donors, but it’s a Path to Poverty for America – and Americans want no part of it.

We tried their trickle-down economics before and all we got to show for it are massive deficits and a shrinking middle class. Our economy does better when everyone pays their fair share, when everyone gets a fair shot, and when everyone plays by the same rules.


ATTACKS AND RESPONSES

CLAIM

"Hardworking taxpayers deserve a path to prosperity — and Ryan is leading the way."

REALITY

CLAIM

"The House GOP budget is courageous."

RESPONSE

  • Letting seniors go bankrupt and taking food away from vulnerable children to avoid asking your wealthy campaign donors to pay their fair share — that’s cowardly.
  • Courage is standing up to the wealthy and powerful special interests funding their campaigns — but Washington Republicans won’t do it. They actually want more giveaways for the 1%.
  • Do we really want America led by politicians who’ll show courage only when their corporate campaign donors give them permission?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

In the last six years, Republicans got 7 out of 10 Congressional campaign dollars spent by corporations that benefit the most from tax loopholes passed by those politicians.


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