Robert Greenstein Statement on Speaker Boehner's New Budget Proposal
Robert Greenstein, founder and President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, just issued a statement on Speaker Boehner's new budget proposal. Here is an excerpt:
House Speaker John Boehner’s new budget proposal would require deep cuts in the years immediately ahead in Social Security and Medicare benefits for current retirees, the repeal of health reform’s coverage expansions, or wholesale evisceration of basic assistance programs for vulnerable Americans.
The plan is, thus, tantamount to a form of “class warfare.” If enacted, it could well produce the greatest increase in poverty and hardship produced by any law in modern U.S. history.
This may sound hyperbolic, but it is not. The mathematics are inexorable.