WASHINGTON. April 5 - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, issued the following statement today on a proposal by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) that would dismantle Medicare and continue tax giveaways for the wealthy:
"Congressman Paul Ryan's budget proposal is extraordinarily unfair. At a time when the wealthiest people are becoming wealthier, it would substantially lower taxes for the rich. At a time when the middle class is struggling and poverty is increasing, it would decimate Medicare and dozens of other programs, including education, which are of enormous importance to working families and to our country."