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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Pocan Statement on Republican Budget Proposal

Apr 1, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today issued the following statement on Chairman Paul Ryan’s FY2015 Republican budget proposal:

“Is this April Fool’s Day or Groundhog Day,” asked Representative Pocan. “The Republican budget is more of the same reckless and irresponsible choices – more conservative, more austerity, more wrong-headed cuts to vital programs such as food stamps, Medicare and Medicaid, and more tax giveaways for oil companies and big corporations which outsource jobs.”

“The Republican budget stacks the deck against seniors and working families making the American dream harder to reach. With deep cuts to education and job-training, the GOP budget sets America back instead of investing in our future. Budgets should reflect our values. And the Republican budget released today does not reflect Wisconsin’s or America’s values. Americans want a plan that creates good paying jobs and promotes economic opportunity for all. This is just another austerity budget to score points with the Tea Party but is not a practical or serious approach to our nation's future.”