Today, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-04) released the following statement ahead of the House vote on the radical Republican-led Balanced Budget Amendment, which would ransack Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.
“This Republican-led Congress has been the most fiscally irresponsible in American history. Time and time again, Republicans have demonstrated absolutely no interest in fiscal discipline, instead passing nearly $2 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations and ballooning the deficit. Now, they are using the deficit they exploded as an excuse to force cuts to programs upon which my constituents and families across the country depend. Their hypocrisy abounds.
“If enacted, the Balanced Budget Amendment would require deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security along with a broad range of federal cuts to health care, education, and infrastructure programs. Let’s be clear, this is a political stunt, not fiscal responsibility. Attempting to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy on the backs of vulnerable families who struggle every day to make ends meet is nothing less than immoral.
“Democrats stand united in defense of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. As long as Republicans continue to attack programs designed to give all Americans access to basic living standards, we will continue to fight. It is high time Republicans in Congress follow suit and start prioritizing the needs of all Americans, not just the wealthy.”