Jerry Cannon's statement about the Ryan Budget Plan:
“Michigan seniors rely on Medicare coverage for a secure retirement. Rather than embracing a balanced approach to deficit reduction, Congressman Ryan’s budget imposes deep cuts to Medicare, and turns the program into a voucher system, a change that will cost Michigan seniors $6,400 more every year, all while offering even more tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans. Twice, Congressman Benishek has had the opportunity to vote on the Ryan budget, with its cuts to Medicare, education and veterans, and twice he has decided to support it.
Congressman Benishek should listen to Northern Michigan families and do the right thing by voting against this budget. If he does not, it will be another sad example of how Congressman Benishek’s rigid Washington ideology has painful consequences for Michigan families. Benishek’s past support for the Ryan budget was nothing short of a betrayal of Michigan seniors.”