Protesters Speak Out Against GOP Budget

By KBJR News 1

March 27, 2012 Updated Mar 28, 2012 at 3:37 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northlands NewsCenter)
-- A group of Duluthians gathered in front of the Federal Building to urge Congressman Chip Cravaack to not support of a budget proposal by his colleague from Wisconsin.

Around ten people went up to Congressmen Cravaack's office to complain about entitlement cuts included in the proposed budget from Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan.

The protesters say a budget that includes increased taxation on wealthy Americans makes more sense than cutting programs like Medicare.

They also say the idea of the wealthiest American's receiving tax cuts to stimulate job creation isn't working.

"They have more homes, more yachts, more airplanes and more plastic surgery then ever before"

Take action Minnesota is the group that organized this event.

They are launching a canvassing campaign in Duluth to bring attention to issues like this.

Congressmen Cravaack responded with this quote:

“What’s certain is that more of the same tax, spend, and borrow policies are not the answer to job creation. While the Senate has not even produced a budget in over 3 years, under the President’s budget, Medicare will go bankrupt in 2022. Our seniors and future generations deserve better.”