Cbc Hour: The People’s Budgetby Former Representative Steven A. Horsford
Posted on 2013-03-18
HORSFORD. Good evening, Mr. Speaker. It's my privilege to join
with my colleague, Mr. Jeffries, the gentleman from New York, to
coanchor this hour along with the Congressional Black Caucus and my
colleagues from the CBC to talk about something very important right
now to the American people, and that is the budget and who we will
balance the budget on as far as how we move forward for the American
Less than 1 month after the sequester, Republicans have presented a carbon copy budget of their austerity plans of the past. The American people spoke loud and clear last November. They believe in investing in our recovery, turning our economy around, and getting people back to work. They reject balancing the budget on the backs of our children, seniors, and the middle class. Yet the Ryan budget starts with the premise that the sequester is good policy, that the ultrawealthy deserve another tax break, and that we don't really need to invest in our children or their future.
So tonight, Mr. Speaker, my colleagues, the Congressional Black Caucus and I will lay out why the Ryan budget is a failed proposal for the American people and why we need to support an alternative offered by the Congressional Black Caucus and those who have worked hard to craft it.
I would like to recognize our chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, the gentlelady from Ohio (Ms. Fudge).