Indiana Democratic Party 9-7-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Indiana Democratic Party 9-7-19 Weekly Radio Address Podcast

Chairman John Zody drops this week’s Indiana Democratic Party Weekly Radio Address Podcast:

Indiana didn’t escape the cuts. President Trump plans to divert $24 million in projects in Terre Haute and at Crane Army Ammunition Plant. Will Indiana Republicans be counting on Mexico to pay for lost military funding at Crane and Terre Haute Regional Airport?

TRANSCRIPT:

This is Chairman John Zody, bringing you the weekly podcast for the Indiana Democratic Party.

This week, the Pentagon identified more than $3 billion in military construction projects that would be terminated, the appropriations diverted instead to fund President Trump’s border wall. 

Indiana didn’t escape the cuts. President Trump plans to divert $24 million in projects in Terre Haute and at Crane Army Ammunition Plant. Will Indiana Republicans be counting on Mexico to pay for lost military funding at Crane and Terre Haute Regional Airport? 

Crane is a critical part of the Indiana economy. Governor Eric Holcomb’s administration describes Crane as a ‘dynamic critical duty command’ and an ‘indispensable mission expert’ when it comes to combating our nation’s greatest threats.

So why then are Indiana Republicans so listlessly accepting Trump’s cuts? Senators Braun, Young and Congressman Bucshon have already signaled their support for the cuts, falling in line with the President. 

When did scoring partisan points become more important for Indiana Republicansthan jobs? Securing the border shouldn’t mean killing jobs in Indiana.

Governor Holcomb has yet to comment. The men and women counting on these projects deserve to know whether the governor has their backs.

It’s just the latest dubious budgeting maneuver from this administration. Remember, the federal deficit is on track to surpass $1 trillion under President Trump. By 2029, the national debt will reach its highest level as a share of the economy since the immediate aftermath of World War II.

It’s absolute hypocrisy from the party that claims to be fiscally conservative. For the working men and women in Indiana potentially out of a job and for the next generation of Americans set to inherit Republicans’ reckless spending, we can do better. 

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Only together can we fight for fairness, a brighter future and better state for all Hoosiers to succeed in all aspects of life. 

Thank you for listening.

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