Congressman Tim Ryan Speaks Out Against House Republican Budget

Apr 3, 2014 Issues: Helping Working Families

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tim Ryan today took issue with the most recent version of Paul Ryan’s Republican budget, suggesting to the House Budget Committee that Republican members should be asking the wealthiest in this country to pay a little bit more in taxes in order to balance the budget in 10 years, not simply shifting the burden to the middle and lower class. There is no reason those making hundreds of millions of dollars per year should not be asked to contribute. In order to balance the budget over the next 10 years, the Republican Budget takes health insurance away from over 7 million Americans  and it mandates college students to pay more on their loans while they are still in school.

This Republican Budget doesn’t make any sense,” said Congressman Ryan. “We must make investments in our nation’s aging infrastructure. The City of Akron needs a sewer overflow system. Let’s build it now. These types of problem are not going away and waiting only makes these projects more expensive. We need to invest in advanced manufacturing, 3D printing, natural gas exploration and the training necessary to employ our workforce for those jobs. House Republicans have simply presented more of the same failed policies that the American people have time and again rejected.”

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Congressman Ryan also specifically criticized House Republicans for the lack of investment in public-private partnerships. Ryan said they are critical to community reinvestment, and he pointed out the importance of the $440 million dollar investment by Seimen’s Corporation at Youngstown State University, and the America Makes advanced manufacturing hub in downtown Youngstown, Ohio.

“It is because of strategic investments by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce and the Department of Energy, that Seimen’s and other companies are now looking at Youngstown as a place to do business,” said Congressman Ryan.