Pop Quiz: What would CA look like under Rep. Ryan's (R-Wis.) radical, Tea Party-inspired budget?
A. A typical 65-year-old in CA would spend $6,057.09 more per year out of pocket for health care by 2022 because Medicare's promise would be replaced with underfunded vouchers. (The national average is a $6,359 increase.)
B. At least 2,008,796 CA residents would lose Medicaid health care (at least 15 million nationally).
C. $4.2 trillion in new tax cuts would be handed out mostly to corporations and the rich.
D. All of the above.
If you answered D, all of the above, you're right. This Tea Party-inspired budget would do all of those things.
All but four House Republicans voted for this radical proposal. The Senate will consider it this week. How many Senate Republicans will vote to give even more tax cuts to Wall Street and the wealthy and pay for them by cutting deeply into services for seniors, children and low- and middle-income working families?
Let's make sure every U.S. senator knows this "right-wing social engineering" bill--which is what former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich recently called Rep. Ryan's budget--is not a starting point for a debate over America's future.