Guest Voz: Three Ways the Ryan Budget Hits Latinos

In the national debate over our nation’s deficit, there are certain undeniable truths — the country is digging itself deeper into debt and something must be done.

Both parties have presented their budgets to help the country regain a fiscal footing. With such an important issue impacting people differently based on their income and economic standing in this country, it’s not surprising that both budgets tend to be less for every person but targeted to benefit the main base of their own party.

Critics and Wall Street hate Obama’s budget plan and see it as raising taxes unnecessarily on the wealthy and discouraging the growth of businesses, aka job creators. On the other hand, Paul Ryan’s latest budget incarnation differs little from his 2011 presentation where his path to fiscal responsibility meant having the federal government turn its back on sustaining a basic quality of life for all Americans by cutting deeply into social services that keep many of today’s working class families afloat, especially Latinos.

In the following Guest Voz, Melissa Boteach, director of the project “Half in Ten: The Campaign to Cut Poverty in Half in Ten Years,” explains how the Ryan budget would do little to help Latino families and actually lays the foundation for creating an economic apocalypse for Latinos and all working class families.

This article was originally published in LatinaLista.