Levin Floor Statement on Republican Budget

Oct 26, 2017 Issues: Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) today made the following remarks on the House Floor on the Republican Budget resolution:

(Remarks as delivered)

Mr. Speaker, the Republican Budget politically paving the way for their Tax Reform proposals, can best be described as an elixir of growth. A magic cure all. But it is instead a fake – indeed dangerous -- potion.

History has shown that a huge tax cut, primarily for the very wealthy and large corporations, does not promote growth and will make life harder for the middle class and everyone else.

The Budget calls for:

  • Raising our debt by $1.5 trillion, creating a future deficit tax for middle-income families.
  •  Cutting Medicare by nearly $500 billion.
  • Cutting Medicaid and other health programs by $1.3 trillion.
  • And assuming $4 trillion in cuts to a broad range of programs, which could include education and health research.

Vote no on this Budget.