U.S. Rep. Peters on effects of GOP bill on Michiganders

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    Gary PetersU.S. Rep. Gary Peters published a report on the damage that would be caused by the Republicans’ Budget Reconciliation Act, which passed the House today. 

    If signed into law, this legislation would end the Medicare guarantee, increase health care costs for seniors, and slash vital services such as SNAP food assistance, meals on wheels and free school lunches for children in need. 

    All of these cuts came because the GOP refuses to ask millionaires, billionaires, and oil companies to pay their fair share. 

    “It is unconscionable for House Republicans to protect tax breaks for billionaires and oil companies at the expense of the most vulnerable Americans,” said U.S. Rep. Gary Peters. 

    “Today I released a report which spells out how damaging the GOP’s plan would be to important programs such as food assistance and Meals on Wheels because Michiganders need to know the truth. 

    “I will continue holding Republicans accountable for their misguided proposals that hurt our families.”

    One key finding: Michigan received $3.1 billion in federal food assistance in FY 2011. By next year under this plan, it’s estimated that 146,800 Michigan residents would lose benefits.

    Numerous local and national organizations weighed in on Peters’ report. 

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