The Paul Ryan plan would give the wealthiest Americans an average tax cut of at least $150,000 a year, paid for by cutting programs for the elderly, lower-middle families, and the poor. This is pure Social Darwinism. Reward the rich and cut off the help to anyone who needs it.
The GOP budget is an immoral and callous clarion call for the middle class to pay more and get less. It promotes prosperity for the few instead of opportunity for all. It says we should be on our own instead of bound together by common purpose.
Romney's proposals would shrink non-defense discretionary spending -- which, over the past 30 years, has averaged 3.7 percent of GDP and never fallen below 3.2 percent -- to just 1.7 percent of GDP by 2021.
Republicans' refusal to act on anything other than tax cuts for the rich is an economic and moral failure of leadership -- it flies in the face of the fact that countless American families, a great cross-section of the 99 percent, are in utter crisis.