WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), issued the following statement on the retirement of Speaker Paul Ryan.
“I wish Speaker Ryan well, but I really wish I could offer congratulations to him on a job well done. However, on his watch the deficit exploded to more than $1 trillion, endangering Social Security and Medicare. He also gave billionaires and corporate special interests massive windfall tax breaks while increasing health care costs for millions of hardworking Americans.
“America is headed in the wrong direction, and we need a major course correction if we’re going to put hardworking families first once again. People are sick of getting a raw deal from Washington Republicans – they deserve a Better Deal rooted in creating better jobs, better wages and a better future for all Americans.”