Statement on the "Moral Disaster of Monumental Proportion Reconciliation Act"

December 21, 2005

The Vice Presidentís itinerary says a lot about this Administrationís misplaced priorities. Vice President Cheney cut short his overseas trip to cast the tie-breaking vote on a bill that cut funding for student loans and Medicaid. In addition, the bill gives more tax cuts to millionaires, while increasing the enormous Bush budget deficit and heaping more debt onto our children.

This immoral Republican budget ignores the growing challenges of millions of hard-working Americans who are struggling with increased burdens like rising education costs, health care and energy costs. Americans deserve better. Democrats will continue to fight for common-sense proposals that reduce the deficit and improve the lives of all Americans.

Governor Howard Dean, M.D.


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