Statement on the Republican Budget Counterproposal

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Statement from Ai-jen Poo, co-director of Caring Across Generations and director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, on the Republican Budget Counterproposal:

“By refusing to let the Bush Tax Cuts expire and instead changing the rules of Medicare and Medicaid, House Congressional leadership is once again putting the wealthiest 2% of Americans above the vast majority--the middle class that's shrinking by the day, those working to stay afloat, the young, those who with disabilities and medical needs, and older Americans. We will not solve our fiscal woes by destroying programs that support the safety, health and well-being of the most vulnerable and invisible Americans. If the House leadership truly desired an economy that works for all Americans at heart, they would propose changes that improve the home health care system in this country, which would result in the creation of millions of new, quality jobs and ease the immense burden on home health aides and the growing population in need of care.”