Rabbi Robert Barr Statement on Congressman Chabot’s Vote for the House Budget Plan

Rabbi Robert Barr Statement on Congressman Chabot’s Vote for the House Budget Plan
Rabbi Barr: “Half the patients at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital rely on Medicaid – and today Congressman Chabot voted to cut more than a trillion dollars from Medicaid”
 

CINCINNATI – Rabbi Robert Barr, a Democrat running for Congress in Ohio’s First Congressional District, released the following statement on today’s vote by Congressman Chabot in favor of the Republican budget that paves the way for Paul Ryan’s tax plan.

“Half of the patients at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital rely on Medicaid – and today Congressman Chabot voted to cut more than a trillion dollars from Medicaid,” said Rabbi Robert Barr. “That does not reflect our community’s values. I’m running for Congress because it’s unacceptable to take away health care from kids and to hurt the most vulnerable among us. This is wrong.”

Rabbi Barr continued, “the bill Congressman Chabot voted for paves the way to worsen income inequality – by giving tax cuts to billionaires and millionaires – and eliminating a tax deduction that reduces the burden on homeowners and middle-class families in Southwest Ohio.”

BACKGROUND

Washington Post: Headline: Senate Approves Budget In Crucial Step Forward For Republican Tax Cuts. [Washington Post, 10/20/17]

WCPO: Headline: Medicaid Cuts Could Impact Half of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Patients, Doctor Says. [WCPO, 7/17/2017]

AP: Senate Budget Called For “$473 Billion In Cuts From Medicare Over 10 Years And More Than $1 Trillion From Medicaid.” [AP, 10/20/2017]

New York Times: Headline: Republican Tax Cut Would Benefit Wealthy and Corporations Most, Report Finds. [New York Times, 9/29/17]

Bloomberg: Senate Budget Allowed For The Reduction Of The State And Local Tax Deduction. [Bloomberg, 10/19/17]

33 Percent Of Ohio’s First Congressional District Claim The State And Local Tax Deduction, Allowing Them To Deduct $11,684 From Their Income. [Government Finance Officers Association, accessed 10/26/17]

AP: Chabot Votes For “$4T Budget In Step Forward For Trump Tax Plan.” [AP, 10/26/2017]