Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate after the introduction of Congressman Paul Ryan’s latest budget to end the guarantee of Medicare:
 
“Congressmen Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble have twice joined Congressman Paul Ryan and supported his budgets that would end the Medicare guarantee, even though it would mean raising Medicare costs for Wisconsin seniors to protect tax breaks for special interests and Big Oil companies.

“While many are looking for balanced ways to tackle spending, Congressmen Duffy and Ribble will only give us more gridlock by joining Congressman Ryan’s push for a budget already rejected by the voters because it means asking Wisconsinites to pay more for Medicare so they can protect special interests and Big Oil.”