Yarmuth Responds to House GOP’s Push for Balanced Budget Amendment
Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth, Ranking Member of the House Budget Committee, issued the following statement in response to the news that after adding more than $1 trillion to the deficit with its GOP tax scam, House Republicans will push a balanced budget amendment when Congress returns from recess:
“House Republicans bringing up a balanced budget amendment now is shameless. They just exploded our debt and deficits with more than $1 trillion of tax breaks for millionaires and corporations. Now they’re trying to use a balanced budget amendment to force massive cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and other programs millions of families rely on. The American people will overwhelmingly reject this plan.”
The House GOP’s push for a balanced budget amendment is part of their classic three-step plan to give to the rich-- resulting in skyrocketing deficits--and then make everyone else pay for it.