Senator Boxer Blasts Republicans Over Proposed Budget

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer paid a visit to San Francisco on Wednesday, taking aim at the House Republicans proposed budget.

Standing at the Ferry Building next to a Marine Corps veteran, a Planned Parenthood patient, whose mammogram detected pre-cancerous cells, an asthma patient and a doctor of thoracic surgery from the University of California, Davis, Boxer described them as the faces of Californians who would be most affected by the Republican plan.

“When you zero out Planned Parenthood, when you go after the EPA, when you go after the middle class by taking away Pell Grants,” said Boxer. “It is a vendetta against the middle class and the working poor.”

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

Senator Boxer has authored a bill that passed in the Senate, but has yet to be taken up in the House, to suspend congressional pay during a government shutdown.

“There’s a special statute that protects members of Congress. While the other federal employees don’t get paid, we still get paid. That’s not right,” she said.

Boxer is calling on House Speaker John Boehner to put the bill up for a vote in the House.

Meanwhile, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said of the proposed budget that what is needed is “a strong dose of fiscal discipline” and that the money is not there.

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  1. Ken Riley says:

    I find it hard to believe that people think the Republicans really want to destroy the middle class.
    What have the Republicans done that is so bad?
    1. They fought to put more money in the hands of job creators. (this is a good thing fir the economy). 2. They proposed to defund the EPA and National Weather Service. (Weather forecasting is not in the Constitution).
    Come on Libs, prove to me that the Repubs are so bad.

  2. tinalouise99 says:

    I hope people realize that life-saving mammogram did not come from Planned Parenthood.

  3. Helen Olson Hull says:

    Thank you SO MUCH for helping women to have a future place in the history for our children, in starting the Women’s History Museum. We ARE HALF of the population of America, but you would never know it by our representation in m
    MOST EVERYTHING, even still not getting the same pay – FOR THE SME WORK –
    as men. I used to live in California, and have admired your speaking out for WHAT IS RIGHT AND JUST in America, regardless of ethnic to gender differences. PLEASE KEEP IT UP – WE NEED YOUR IDEAS!!! would like to see you in the Executive Branch of Government next!!!

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