Paul Ryan’s 2013 Budget Slashes Social Safety Net, Gives Tax Breaks to the Rich

Paul Ryan is wildly out of touch with average Americans.

Paul Ryan is wildly out of touch with average Americans.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled a 2013 budget plan that would impose unnecessary hardship on already hurting Americans.

Before the economy has had a chance to bounce back, the GOP budget would slash critical safety net programs to rates below what both parties had agreed to in last summer’s Budget Control Act. At the same time, the Ryan budget would give tax breaks to the wealthy and to corporations.

I think this shows not only that the GOP is wildly out of touch with average Americans, but that they lack the ability to lead us anywhere but off a cliff. We need revenues, investments, jobs, and a strong safety net for the millions of Americans who continue to suffer from the Great Recession. Tax breaks for the rich and less for everyone else is an idea which has already failed the vast majority of Americans.