WASHINGTON – DNC Chair Tom Perez issued the following statement on President Trump’s budget proposal:

“Donald Trump’s budget will no doubt be terrific for people who can afford to spend their weekends golfing at luxury resorts like Mar-a-Lago, and it would be a disaster for hardworking Americans struggling to get ahead.

“In Trump’s vision of America, corporate polluters are allowed to reap profits without repercussion for poisoning the air we breathe and the water we drink, and Wall Street billionaires get a gift-wrapped tax break while ordinary families are left in the lurch. Worse still, this administration is refusing to stand by Trump’s campaign pledge that he won’t dismantle Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – one of his central promises to America’s middle class.

“Budgets are so much more than a compilation of dollar figures – they are an expression of our values. Today, it’s clearer than ever that Donald Trump’s values leaves out working families, their security, prosperity, health or wellbeing. Don’t be surprised if he holds the signing ceremony somewhere on the back nine next to his special-interest golf buddies.”