- Rocky Mountain Values
Boebert Claims “You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do” in Wake of Vote for Disastrous Default Bill
Updated: 5 days ago
Friday, April 28, 2023 – In response to her vote in support of the most extreme and harmful bills this Congress so far, Congresswoman Boebert flippantly told the New York Times, “...you gotta do what you gotta do.” So what did the Colorado Congresswoman vote to do when she supported the Default On America Act? Here’s a list of impacts.
Endanger public safety by cutting funding for over 2,000 Customs and Border Protection Agents, 11,000 FBI personnel, and hundreds of local law enforcement.
Take away health care access for 2 million people and cut veterans medical care – eliminating 30 million fewer outpatient visits.
Hurt our children’s education, eliminating Pell Grants for 80,000 students, causing 300,000 kids to lose access to Headstart and child care, and eliminating 108,000 teachers impacting over 32 million kids.
Send good-paying American manufacturing jobs overseas by repealing clean energy investments from the Inflation Reduction Act, while increasing energy bills & raising taxes on working families.
Evict hundreds of thousands of families, older adults, veterans and people with disabilities from Section 8 housing and cut rental assistance.
Take away food assistance from more than one million seniors and 1.2 million women and children.
By backing the Republicans’ laundry list of demands – an effort that wastes time while the country inches closer to default – they will hurt Colorado families and force a devastating default that is likely to disrupt Social Security and Medicare payments and cause higher interest rates on items like credit cards, car loans, and mortgage rates. “Colorado expects our elected officials to fight to help us live good lives, not play political chicken with a possible national default. And what will Colorado gain from this Republican and Boebert’s gamesmanship? Wreckless cuts to services Colorado families depend on, cuts to care for Colorado’s veterans, limited healthcare options, and increases to our already high cost of living. Boebert’s vote is completely out of touch with our Colorado values, “ said Justin Lamorte, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Values.