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ProgressVA and CAP Action Release New Report 'The True Cost of the Romney-Ryan Plan To Virginians'
For Immediate Release
RELEASE: ProgressVA and CAP Action Release New Report 'The True Cost of the Romney-Ryan Plan To Virginians'
Washington, D.C. -- The Center for American Progress Action Fund launched Romney University this summer to inject facts and policy into the national debate. Over the past month, CAP Action has been touring the country--traveling to six states, reaching 16 cities, and meeting with community leaders--to release state-specific reports that take a close look at the costs each American will pay for Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) policies, which ask the middle class to pay more so the wealthiest Americans and huge corporations can pay less.
"Virginians are tired of the ads and hungry for facts, and this report lays out the evidence behind the fact that Gov. Romney's plan would mean higher taxes, tuitions, and health care costs for middle-class families," said Tom Perriello, President of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. "The report outlines specific proposals that underfund transportation and research, reward outsourcing, and ask struggling families and seniors to pick up the tab. We outline what the Romney-Ryan plan means for Virginia, and the results just aren't pretty."
"Virginians are looking for leaders who will invest in our future and prioritize building the middle class," said Anna Scholl, Executive Director of ProgressVA. "Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan would raise taxes on middle-class Virginian families and cut home-front investments in schools, police, and roads to pay for tax cuts for millionaires. Our families just want a fair shot at the American Dream, but Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan are only interested in making sure their already-rich campaign donors get a return on their investment."
ProgressVA and CAP Action today released the report, "The True Cost of Romney-Ryan to Virginians." Impacts of their plan on Virginia would include:
To speak with CAP Action experts, contact Josh Dorner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for American Progress Action Fund is the sister advocacy organization of the Center for American Progress. The Action Fund transforms progressive ideas into policy through rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing and advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders throughout the country and the world. The Action Fund is also the home of the Progress Report.