Thursday, March 26, 2015
Rep. Barbara Lee and Progressive Caucus push for the 'People's Budget'
CONGRESS | 13TH DISTRICT | The Congressional Progressive Caucus calls its proposed budget, the “People’s Budget.” On the House floor Monday, East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee called it a “moral budget.”
“Make no mistake, the People’s Budget, does what the House Republican budget does not,” said Lee, also a co-chair for the Progressive Caucus. “It works for American families and not special interests, defense contractors or the One Percent.”
The alternative budget proposal reads like a progressive’s holiday wish list with increased funding for education, a public option for Obamacare and tax credits for low and middle class workers. It also seeks steep cuts to defense spending.
But, as has been reported, the progressive proposal also costs $3 trillion more than the Republican plan.