Today, the House of Representatives voted on the Senate budget resolution that is a disaster for Nebraskans. Congressman Bacon and Fortenberry voted for this reckless budget that will hurt families all over the state. The Republicans have once again shown they protect the top 1% above all else.
“Over 500,000 Nebraskans rely on government-run Medicaid and Medicare for their healthcare. This includes children, our grandparents and the disabled. By passing this budget, Republicans let voters know they care more about the 1% than our grandparents and our kids who look to the government to ensure a safety net is there to catch our families when they need us the most. Beyond the cuts to healthcare, Sen. Fischer and Rep. Bacon allowed Trump to cut Pell Grants that fund college for young people across our state. Nebraskans are ready for change and ready to end the one-party rule of our state.” -Chair Jane Kleeb
* Last week, Senate Republicans, including both Fischer and Sasse passed a partisan budget resolution that would make drastic cuts to vital programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, to give giant tax breaks to wealthy corporations and the 1% – all at the expense of working Americans. This week, House Republicans are expected to follow suit.
* As they did with health care, Republicans are working in secret to write tax legislation because they know how damaging and unpopular their proposals will be to middle-class families.
* To make matters worse, the Republican tax cuts aren’t paid for. The Senate budget would increase the budget deficit by at least $1.5 trillion, forcing even deeper cuts to programs that help American families.
* The Senate budget calls for nearly $500 billion in cuts to Medicare.
* In Nebraska, 313,703 people who rely on Medicare are at risk.
* Medicare beneficiaries make up 17 percent of Nebraska’s total population, including:
* NUTRITION & INCOME SECURITY PROGRAMS:
* 74 percent of SNAP participants in Nebraska are in families with children.
* 48 percent of SNAP participants in Nebraska are in working families.
* 29 percent of SNAP participants in Nebraska are in families with members who are seniors or have a disability.
TAX CUTS FOR WEALTHY:
* OTHER CUTS:
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