Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis, in advance of tonight’s Republican Presidential debate, issued the following statement today regarding the impact of extreme GOP policies on Maryland. Every Republican presidential-hopeful has come out in favor of the radical elements of the Tea Party budget plan that passed the US House of Representatives.
9.5 million American jobs and 248,000 Maryland jobs would be lost if the damaging cuts envisioned by tea partying Congressional Republicans are implemented. The hard-line Tea Party cuts-only plan would devastate the middle class, seniors, small businesses and students; end Medicare and gut Social Security; jeopardize our future and possibly cause a second Great Depression. That’s how far Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and the rest of the Republican Party are willing to go to maintain Tea Party support. Democrats are committed to making the tough choices to put our fiscal house in order, make investments in our future and put America back to work, but what these Tea Party courting Republicans have pledged to do is reckless, callous and destructive for our country.
Marylanders want real solutions to the problems we face and they want a plan to create jobs, restore the middle class and lay a foundation for economic growth and prosperity. Marylanders have consistently rejected the same old hard-right GOP policies at the ballot box, and we will do so again in 2012.
The Democratic National Committee released a new analysis estimating the number of jobs that would be lost due to Republican policies. Link to the report: http://my.democrats.org/DNC-report
The Tea Party Express, conducted by Sarah Palin, will be making its final stop today in Washington, D.C. after a month long tour across the country. You’d think that they’d make a stop in neighboring Maryland but it looks like someone called off that stop.
Yesterday, Tea Party bandwagoner Bob Ehrlich told The Washington Post that he didn’t want Sarah Palin campaigning for him. However, the bigger question is, would he campaign for her?
Does Bob Ehrlich think that Sarah Palin is qualified to be President?