The real cost of Romney-Ryan policies to Virginians
October 3, 2012
Yesterday, ProgressVA and the Center for American Progress released a report titled 'The True Cost of the Romney-Ryan Plan To Virginians.' According to CAP Action President Tom Perriello, "'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. 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.'"
Progressive Point: Virginia voters want leaders who say what they mean, no matter who they are talking to. Mitt Romney says he won't raise taxes on the middle class--but that means he's promising to not follow his own tax plan. The fact is that his plan would make middle-class Virginians pay more while millionaires pay less.
Romney and Paul Ryan's plan would raise taxes on middle-class Virginia families and cut home-front investments in schools, police, and roads in order to pay for even more tax cuts for millionaires. Our families deserve a fair shot at the American Dream, but Romney and Ryan are only interested in making sure their already-rich campaign donors get a return on their investment. Facts matter in elections. The facts are clear that the real cost of Romney-Ryan policies to Virginians is more than we can bear.
Get the Facts: ProgressVA and CAP Action report, "The True Cost of Romney-Ryan to Virginians" shows: