Contact: Nadeam Elshami/Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the Republican budget proposal for fiscal year 2013:
“Our budget must always be a statement of our values – a reflection of our commitment to fairness and opportunity for all Americans. The Republican budget once again fails that test.
“The Republican proposal would end the Medicare guarantee, shift costs to seniors, and let Medicare wither on the vine, while providing billions in tax breaks for Big Oil and special interests, and destroying American jobs.
“The American people have already rejected this plan before – and this year will be no different. Americans’ priorities are clear: Republicans must work with Democrats to preserve and strengthen Medicare, not dismantle it. We must act to create jobs and grow our economy.
“Democrats are committed to reigniting the American Dream and rebuilding the pillars that have made our economy strong: small businesses, entrepreneurs, and an all-inclusive and thriving middle class.”