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Local congressional candidate Democrat Dan Lamb reacts to Ryan's selection
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WKTV) - 22nd Congressional Candidate Dan Lamb (D) released the following statement in reaction to Former Governor Mitt Romney’s selection of Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his Vice Presidential running mate.
“Congressman Paul Ryan is the architect of the plan that would eliminate the guaranteed benefit of Medicare to pay for tax cuts for millionaires. This is not the vision New Yorkers across the Southern Tier and Central New York have for America, but it is the plan that Congressman Richard Hanna enthusiastically voted for. He called it ‘a responsible and optimistic budget that our great nation deserves.’
“Hanna’s plan would cost seniors over $6,000 every year while cutting taxes for the average millionaire by $187,100. The plan slashes our investments in clean energy technology, while maintaining massive subsidies for the oil and gas industry. It cuts Pell Grants for 1 million students, and would cause the loss of over 4 million jobs.
“Hanna’s support for Paul Ryan’s radical proposals shows a stunning disregard for seniors and the middle class. It should give every voter pause. Richard Hanna and Paul Ryan’s vision for America is out of touch with the needs of the middle class voters I’m fighting to represent.”