"Mr. Romney's choice of Rep. Ryan is bad news for America, but will help make the choice for voters in CD 52 crystal clear," said Peters spokesperson MaryAnne Pintar.
"The Ryan/Brian scheme to end Medicare as we know it, risk Social Security in the stock market and further burden the middle class so millionaires and profitable corporations can get bigger tax breaks will be scrutinized at every level, and Mr. Bilbray pushed for it every step of the way," she said. "It's disappointing that Mr. Romney bought into the Ryan-Brian-Tea Party agenda; it's totally out of step with this district. The voters now have a clear choice between Peters, a leader and consensus builder who wants to balance the budget right way, and Bilbray, another soldier in the extremist army."
I agree whole-heartedly that Bilbray pushed for the Ryan budget. Just this year at the end of May I received this charming epistle mailed out by U.S. Rep Bilbray as an official public document.
With nearly 1 in 9 San Diegans unemployed, it is painstakingly clear that we can no longer continue down an unsustainable path of deficit-fueled spending. The imminent debt crisis our nation faces is a serious threat to the American economy and each and every San Diegan. Recently, President Obama proposed an unrealistic Fiscal Year 2013 budget outline that would only continue failed economic policies of increasing taxes and spending too much money. Of further concern, the U.S. Senate has not passed a budget in over 3 years, while still voting to spend trillions of U.S. taxpayer funds every year. In response to the failure of both the White House and the Senate to produce a viable budget, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) put forth the Path to Prosperity Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal, which would change the spending trajectory of our nation. The Path to Prosperity spends $5 trillion dollars less than the President's proposal and returns government spending to below 20 percent of GDP, so that the federal budget doesn't outgrow the federal government's ability to pay for it. Through fundamental reform this budget will bring jobs and economic growth while preserving our health care and retirement programs for current and future seniors. For these reasons, I voted in favor of this budget resolution when it passed by a vote of 228-191.
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