RACINE, WI – Democratic congressional candidate Randy Bryce released the following statement on President Trump’s budget and infrastructure plan, released today. Bryce is running to replace Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s First District.
“This infrastructure plan is all smoke and mirrors. It pushes the funding burden almost entirely onto local communities who truly can’t afford it, depriving them of much needed infrastructure improvements and the good-paying jobs that come with them.
“But what’s even more upsetting is the larger budget proposal this fake-infrastructure plan is wrapped in. Republicans are trying to avoid looking hypocritical for raising the deficit, after decades of promising to lower it, by slashing Medicare. You cannot tell me that we can afford to give away billions in tax cuts to the wealthiest, but we can’t afford to take care of our disabled and our seniors. It doesn’t make any sense.
“Speaker Ryan has described this package as ‘thoughtful.’ Two decades in Washington has clearly distorted who Paul Ryan’s thinking of because all this package does is deprive the First District of good-paying jobs, stronger infrastructure, and threaten our healthcare.”
Hear more from Randy on President Trump’s fake infrastructure plan.
About Randy Bryce
Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker. He was raised in southeastern Wisconsin, and went to public schools. Randy’s father was a police officer, and his mother worked in a doctor’s office. After graduation, Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was posted to Honduras, where he earned the Army Achievement Medal. After returning stateside, Randy was diagnosed with cancer, which he survived, but only after struggling through the bankruptcy that came with the medical bills. Once in remission, Randy found his way to an apprenticeship as an iron worker, a trade he’s now been practicing and fighting to protect from anti-labor laws for nearly 20 years. Randy currently resides in Caledonia, WI with his son, Ben, who attends public schools like his dad. Randy joined the race for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District in Summer 2017.