(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled the Republican budget.
“This budget highlights the upside-down priorities of Republicans. At a time when older and middle-class Americans are struggling to get by, this budget would end the Medicare guarantee for seniors in order to guarantee even more tax cuts for the rich. This plan is not only out-of-touch with reality, it would be damaging to our fragile economic recovery.
“Americans overwhelmingly agree that solving our budget crisis will take a balanced approach that strengthens Medicare and calls on the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. Until Republicans come to that realization, and join with Democrats in a balanced, bipartisan approach, they will continue to be playing political games.”