FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Emily Fitzmaurice, Massachusetts Democratic Party, 617-939-0808
Massachusetts Democrats Call on Governor Baker to Speak Up Against Shameful and Dangerous Trump Budget
BOSTON – Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Gus Bickford released the following statement today calling on Governor Charlie Baker to stand up for Massachusetts working families, residents, and seniors by strongly denouncing President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, which calls for deep cuts to programs millions of Americans rely on:
“Governor Baker can’t continue to keep his head in the sand and ignore the egregious work his party is doing to strip millions of Americans of the services and supports their livelihoods depend on.
“Trump’s budget is the latest dangerous game Republicans are playing with the lives of our working families and residents, including our most vulnerable, by drastic cuts to programs like Medicaid, fuel assistance, and food stamps. His Party is putting those most in need at grave risk right after giving his billionaire friends a ridiculous tax break. The programs in their crosshairs are the ones that help people see a doctor, pay for their medications, heat their homes, and put food on their tables.
“Unless he strongly denounces this dangerous and incredibly cruel budget, Governor Baker will continue to be complicit in his Party’s work to derail the lives of our working families at the benefit of the wealthy.
“It’s time, Governor Baker. It’s time to break your silence and stand up against your Republican colleagues and the right-wing agenda on behalf of the Massachusetts families and residents you are supposed to work for.”