Representative Allen West Tries to Slip Into Constitution His Extreme Plan to Cut Medicare, Social Security in Order to Provide Tax Breaks for Millionaires
July 20, 2011
West Plan would Cost Florida Thousands of Jobs
In poll after poll and in countless town halls back home, the public has overwhelmingly rejected House Republicans and Representative Allen West’s budget to essentially end Medicare in order to pay for tax breaks for Big Oil companies and millionaires. On Tuesday night, Representative West doubled down by trying to slip into the constitution his extreme plan that would make severe cuts to Medicare and Social Security. The measure would also cost hundreds of thousands of jobs and keep unemployment high for years to come while protecting tax breaks for big oil and millionaires.
“The American people have overwhelmingly rejected Representative Allen West and House Republicans’ extreme budget to essentially end Medicare in order to pay for tax breaks for millionaires,” said Ryan Rudominer, spokesman for the House Majority PAC. “Refusing to get the message, West tried to slip into the constitution an extreme plan that would cost thousands of Florida jobs and make severe cuts to Medicare and Social Security while providing tax breaks for millionaires.”
The House Majority PAC has previously run an ad against Representative West for voting to essentially end Medicare in order to protect tax breaks for millionaires.