You pay more so millionaires can pay less
April 11, 2012
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, "Virginia would suffer tens of millions of dollars in cuts to education, children's programs, and food and housing assistance for low-income families next year if Congress allows planned deficit-reduction cuts and passes the House version of the proposed federal budget, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy."
Progressive Point: Conservative lawmakers in Congress want to cut support for Virginia's families and make us pay more so that millionaires can pay less. We should be working on rebuilding America's middle class right now, but the Romney-Ryan budget would destroy Medicare as we know it and end investments in our kids so coal companies and Wall Street execs can get more tax giveaways.
The conservative budget plan to look out for their wealthy donors and corporate campaign contributors is a plan that doesn't put working families first. Expanding their trickle-down economics has only further shrunk our middle class. Continued conservative cuts are wrong for the Commonwealth. We need, and Virginians demand, that everyone pay their fair share.
Get the Facts: According to the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy's report, the conservative budget would: