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End Citizens United Statement on GOP Budget Proposal

Mar 21, 2024

End Citizens United (ECU) President Tiffany Muller issued the following statement on the Republican Study Committee’s budget proposal:

“The Republican budget proposal is not a blueprint for prosperity; it’s a roadmap for economic inequality and suffering. The proposal is corporate America’s wildest dreams come true and it’s obvious that the GOP’s biggest special interest donors wrote it themselves. This reckless corporate manifesto would spell disaster for the most vulnerable Americans while strictly benefiting the wealthy few.

“Democrats just received the playbook for how to campaign over the next several months. Up and down the ballot, Democrats should be talking about how disastrous a GOP takeover of our country would be for our daily lives. The stakes have never been higher and the call to action couldn’t be clearer.”

According to the White House, 80% of House Republicans released a Budget that:

  • Calls for over $1.5 trillion in cuts to Social Security, including an increase in the retirement age to 69 and cutting disability benefits.

  • Raises Medicare costs for seniors by taking away Medicare’s authority to negotiate prescription drug costs, repealing $35 insulin, and the $2,000 out-of-pocket cap in the Inflation Reduction Act

  • Transitions Medicare to a premium support system that CBO has found would raise premiums for many seniors.

  • Cuts Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program by $4.5 trillion over ten years, taking coverage away from millions of people, eroding care for seniors, children, and people with disabilities, and taking us back to the days where people could be denied care for pre-existing conditions and charged more for health insurance simply for being a woman.

  • Passes $5.5 trillion in tax cuts skewed to the wealthy and large corporations, including permanently extending tax cuts in the Trump tax law, repealing the minimum tax on billion-dollar corporations the President signed into law, eliminating the estate tax for the wealthiest Americans, providing a massive tax cut for billionaire investors, and making it easier for the wealthy and large corporations to get away with cheating on their taxes.

  • Kills jobs and investment in communities throughout the country – including Red States – by eliminating the clean energy tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act.

  • Makes it easier for companies and banks to rip consumers off with unfair and hidden junk fees by eliminating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

  • Raises housing costs by cutting funding for rental assistance, cutting funding for programs that help build housing, and raising mortgage costs for first-time homebuyers.