Today’s Huffington Post has a great article on the importance of equal pay. Read it at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-kirsten-gillibrand/equal-pay_b_1431936.html
This is not shared sacrifice.
The House of Representatives has already passed Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) brand-new budget, which slashes hundreds of billions of dollars from low-income programs while cutting taxes for our nation’s wealthiest. To be clear, this proposal cuts taxes for everyone — but the average cut for those with yearly incomes over $1 million (12.5 percent) is six times greater than the cut for middle-income people (1.9 percent). The Ryan budget would also maintain current tax cuts — but only for high-income families; this plan would allow the tax cuts for working-poor and middle-class households to expire.
This budget imposes trillions of dollars in spending cuts, 62 percent of which would come from low-income programs that women and families rely on, like Medicare, Medicaid, and federal student aid programs.
The Ryan budget flies in the face of reason. The budget should never be used as a weapon to wage war on programs critical to the economic security of women and families while handing out enormous tax cuts to the wealthiest earners. We oppose Ryan’s plan, which relies on flawed math and assumptions, and will do real and lasting harm to families, workers, and retirees.
Contact your senators today. Tell them to oppose the Ryan budget when it is introduced in the Senate. Instead, Congress should develop a sensible budget that promotes job creation and economic security, defends the civil rights of all Americans, and protects women’s rights.