Charlie Bass, ‘Stop Trashing the Middle Class’

Charlie Bass, ‘Stop Trashing the Middle Class’.

New Hampshire Labor News sends us this. 

Charlie Bass's Trash

What’s in New Hampshire Rep. Charlie Bass’s (R) “trash?”

Social Security, Medicare, and affordable education as it turns out. The contents of the New Hampshire congressman’s “garbage can” came to light yesterday in Concord as young workers and seniors from the Granite State questioned his commitment to his constituents after he voted for Paul Ryan’s extreme budget. Said Terri Lochhead, an organizer for the Alliance for Retired Americans:

I’m not sure who Charlie Bass works for anymore. He is so out of touch with what the average American needs that he’ll trash anything just to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires like him.

“Under his ‘Do It Yourself’ retirement plan,” said Lochhead:

Granite Staters would see their healthcare costs go up by $6,350 a year and receive fewer services under Ryan’s Medicare voucher plan. It isn’t right that we sent Bass to Congress and all we got were these lousy vouchers.

Paul Brochu, a young worker from Manchester who is currently unemployed, agreed.

Charlie Bass says he wants to create jobs, but under the Ryan budget he’d make it harder for people like me to succeed in this economy. I wouldn’t have been able to pay for college without Stafford loans – which Charlie voted to cut when he voted for the Ryan budget.

Before dropping off Charlie Bass’s “trash” at his office, Portsmouth resident Judy Stadtman passed around a retirement security kit for Granite Staters impacted by the Ryan budget.

The kit contained a tin of cat food, a bill for increased medical costs, and a copy of the report “Seeking Employment in Your Golden years: A guide to finding a job in your 70s, 80s and beyond.”

Author: AFGE Local 704

Representing over 900 bargaining unit employees working at the U.S. EPA Region 5 Offices in Chicago, Ann Arbor, MI and Westlake, OH.

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