National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) President and CEO David A. Harris issued the following statement in response to the House of Representatives passing the Ryan-Romney Republican budget on a party-line vote:
This latest Republican budget is chiefly the work of Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI), with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declaring himself ‘very supportive’—even calling it ‘bold and exciting.’ And this Ryan-Romney budget is simply a disaster for Americans. A budget is a reflection of our values, and this budget stands in stark contrast to the values of the vast majority of American Jews—and most other Americans as well. The Ryan-Romney budget strands seniors, the poor, and America’s middle class while protecting tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans—casting fairness and any shred of shared responsibility to the wind. In addition the budget contains cuts to the foreign aid budget—cuts that the pro-Israel community has long opposed. As experts and observers have noted, the Ryan-Romney budget is a bad deal for nearly all Americans, and American Jews will remember this when they go to the polls in November.
More information on the Ryan-Romney budget—including reaction from Jewish community leaders and organizations—can be viewed here.
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