Senate Democrats

Stabenow Statement On Upside-Down Priorities In New Republican Budget

Washington, D.C.Democratic Policy and Communications Center’s Vice Chair Debbie Stabenow released the following statement today regarding the Republican budget that would dismantle Medicare and cut deep into the heart of the middle class, while continuing tax giveaways for special interests:

“Next year’s Republican budget is a thinly veiled attempt to dismantle Medicare for tens of millions of Americans.  We need to do everything possible to responsibly reduce our debt, but we should do that by holding government accountable and eliminating programs that aren’t working, not by putting all of the burden on middle class families and seniors.  Pulling the rug out from under seniors who have paid into Medicare and Social Security their entire lives is wrong, and extreme plans that dismantle benefits seniors have earned will not pass the Senate.”