Local members of Congress respond to Mitt Romney's choice for Vice President
Posted at: 08/11/2012 10:02 AM | Updated at: 08/11/2012 7:59 PM
Both Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-28) and Congresswoman Kathy Hochul (D-26) sent News10NBC statements about Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney's choice for Vice President. Romney announced Saturday morning that he chose Paul Ryan, a member of Congress from Wisconsin, as his running mate.
Rep. Slaughter sent this statement:
"Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan shows just how committed Republicans are about gutting Medicare with a system that would have seniors negotiating alone with insurance companies for care and paying on average $6,400 more for the same coverage—all to give millionaires a $394,000 tax break. Maggie Brooks has already said Ryan’s budget doesn’t go far enough, which has fueled her campaign with tens of thousands of dollars and endorsements from Paul Ryan and other right-wing Republicans – now watch her run away from her record.”
And this statement was sent from Rep. Kathy Hochul:
“Americans deserve new ideas for how we can reduce the debt and protect our seniors and the middle class. Just one year ago, Western New York voters rejected the Ryan-Collins policies that would end Medicare as we know it and hurt middle class families while giving more tax cuts to the rich. Our country needs to move forward, not re-hash failed ideas. Given Chris Collins’ ongoing support for tax cuts for the rich that add nearly $1 trillion to the deficit and his willingness to send his business to China to line his pockets, it is clear my opponent is going to continue to pursue policies and priorities that have already been rejected.” News10nbc