As Paul Ryan doubles-down on Republican budget in speech yesterday, will Georgia Republicans continue to support a plan that even Newt Gingrich says is too extreme?
Georgia – As Rep. Paul Ryan and Speaker John Boehner double-down on the Republican plan to end Medicare as we know it, do Congressional Republicans in Georgia still agree it is the best path forward? Paul Ryan attempted to spin the Republican budget – one that even Newt Gingrich says is too extreme – in a speech yesterday to the Economic Club in Chicago. In response, Democratic Party of Georgia Chairman Mike Berlon released the following statement:
“The entire Republican Congressional delegation from Georgia voted for the Ryan budget that ends Medicare as we know it, slashes Medicaid and education, and eliminates the Affordable Care Act, all while giving tax breaks to billionaires and oil companies.
“With Newt Gingrich’s declaration that this Republican budget is a ‘radical change’, we have a simple question for Congressmen Tom Graves, Tom Price, Rob Woodall, Paul Broun, Lynn Westmoreland, Austin Scott, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston. Do they still embrace a plan that even Newt Gingrich says is too extreme?
“This budget shows clearly where the priorities of the Republican Party are – they care about helping the wealthiest Americans while leaving seniors and those who need help the most to fend for themselves.”
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday May 17, 2011
Contact: Eric Gray