Congresswoman Jackie Walorski voted for the Ryan Budget this morning, proving that she is out of touch with the middle class families of Indiana. Congresswoman Walorski chose billionaires over Hoosiers when she voted to make seniors pay $6,000 in out-of-pocket expenses for Medicare, while giving an average of over $200,000 in tax cuts to the top 1%.
“Congresswoman Walorski has done irreparable damage to Hoosier seniors and the middle class today. She voted to raise Medicare costs and cut taxes for millionaires,” said Bock. “That’s just wrong.
Jackie Walorski supports tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas, while putting the burden of our debt on the backs of seniors and the middle class. The Ryan budget breaks the promises we’ve made to current and future retirees. We need to balance our budget, but when we make a promise to our seniors, we need to keep it. It’s that simple.”
Previously, Congresswoman Walorski said “the one thing we have to do” is privatize Social Security. “Social Security is a safety net for seniors. Putting it at risk to the ups and downs of the Wall Street is gambling with the retirement of Hoosier seniors,” said Bock.
About Joe: Joe Bock is a teaching professor at Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health, where he trains students in humanitarian ethics and the use of information and communication technologies to promote global health. He has been a consultant to the World Bank on conflict resolution designed to enable economic development.
Joe served on the Safety and Security Committee of the South Bend Community School Corporation. Joe has lived in South Bend for seven years. Before going to college, Joe worked as a hired hand on a farm and was a professional firefighter. Joe is a member of Saint Therese Little Flower Catholic Church. His wife, Sue, is a Kindergarten teacher in South Bend.