VIDEO – In an interview on FOX News, Mitt Romney states his full support for the Paul Ryan budget plan that cuts Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and Pell Grants, while cutting taxes for the richest Americans. Somehow (without laughing), Romney says he doesn’t think dramatically slashing these programs will affect the people who depend on them.
He doesn’t think they will affect people who depend on them, or doesn’t care?
In the interview, Romney admits his own plan mirrors Paul Ryan’s plan. In addition to ending Medicare as we know it, Romney would cut $700 billion in Medicaid, which the poor rely on for health care. He would also cut $127 billion from food stamps, a program the working (yes, working) poor use to supplement their income to feed their families. In 2009 study, it was found that 49 percent of all U.S. children will receive food-stamp benefits sometime before they are 20 years old. Mitt Romney would also cut 50% from Pell Grants, a program helping low-income students fund college.
Romney is proposing all of these cuts to assistance for the poor and middle class while also proposing to give a huge tax cut for the ultra-wealthy top 1%. Yes, Mitt Romney is living up to his statement that he is “not concerned about the very poor” and his selection of Paul Ryan as his Vice President underscores his lack of concern for anyone other than the rich Wall Street hedge fund managers who finance him.