WASHINGTON, DC–(ENEWSPF)–April 1, 2014. After House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) issued his FY15 budget proposal, Mary Kay Henry, President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), issued the following statement:
“It’s too bad that Chairman Ryan’s budget isn’t an April Fool’s Day joke. While his budget proposal is not a joke, it certainly is foolish. It’s foolish to think that any of the extremist proposals peppered throughout his budget will help our economy or the millions of Americans who are struggling to get by.
“For example, the Ryan budget seeks to repeal the Affordable Care Act, turns Medicare into a voucher program, cuts taxes for corporations, caps spending for critical services that millions of Americans rely upon, scales back financial regulations, reduces access to job training programs, reduces access to higher education, block grants SNAP, tightens TANF requirements and the list goes on. For these, and many other reasons, this is truly a terrible and hurtful budget proposal.
“Chairman Ryan has put forward a budget that asks everyone to make sacrifices except for the wealthy and corporations. It enables millionaires and corporations to avoid paying their fair share in taxes while making extreme cuts to programs that will cost American jobs and sacrifice essential services. Thankfully, this budget will be dead on arrival in the Senate and Chairman Ryan’s mean spirited agenda will be put on the shelf to be recycled next year.”