Beloit Daily News: Pocan criticizes Ryan budget at BTC rally

Republicans plan to balance the budget “on the backs of the middle class,” said U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, during a rally held at Blackhawk Technical College’s central campus.

The rally was sponsored by The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM) and Every Child Matters. Both are Washington, D.C.-based lobbying groups.

Washington’s Congressional Budget Office said three quarters of the federal deficit over the next year is caused by economic weakness, Pocan said.

“In other words unemployment and underemployment,” he said. “What that tells me…is we should focus on the economy and getting people back to work. That’s how you’re going to solve the future trajectory problems you’re going to have with expenses.”

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