Rangel's Top 15: How the GOP Budget Is Bad for Blacks and Other People of Color

N.Y. lawmaker says GOP budget is recipe for disaster.

A Recipe for Recession - New York Rep. Charles Rangel, a longtime member of the powerful House and Ways Committee, has examined decades' worth of federal budgets. The recent proposal from House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, he says, would adversely and needlessly harm communities of color. ?This budget is a recipe for recession at a time when too many Americans ? especially people of color ? are desperately struggling to make ends meet,? Rangel says. Here are his top 15 reasons why. ? Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)   (Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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A Recipe for Recession - New York Rep. Charles Rangel, a longtime member of the powerful House and Ways Committee, has examined decades' worth of federal budgets. The recent proposal from House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, he says, would adversely and needlessly harm communities of color. “This budget is a recipe for recession at a time when too many Americans – especially people of color – are desperately struggling to make ends meet,” Rangel says. Here are his top 15 reasons why. — Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick) (Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Affordable Care Act - Strips millions of Americans and their families of the private marketplace health plans and the expanded Medicaid coverage they have obtained due to the Affordable Care Act.  (Photo: LWA/Getty Images)

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Affordable Care Act - Strips millions of Americans and their families of the private marketplace health plans and the expanded Medicaid coverage they have obtained due to the Affordable Care Act.  (Photo: LWA/Getty Images)

Preventive Health Care Services - More than 7 million African-Americans, 8 million Latinos and 3 million Asian-Americans would again have to pay out-of-pocket for lifesaving preventive health care services, like mammograms and cervical and colon cancer screenings.  (Photo: Ron Chapple/Getty Images)

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Preventive Health Care Services - More than 7 million African-Americans, 8 million Latinos and 3 million Asian-Americans would again have to pay out-of-pocket for lifesaving preventive health care services, like mammograms and cervical and colon cancer screenings. (Photo: Ron Chapple/Getty Images)

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Health Care for the 26 and Under Set - 3.1 million young adults would be kicked off their parents’ health care plans, including more than 500,000 African-American, 913,000 Latino and 121,000 Asian-American adults between ages 19 and 25.  (Photo: Christopher Futcher/Getty Images)

Seniors and Medicare - Seniors will see the end of the Medicare guarantee, including the 23 percent of Medicare enrollees who are people of color. Seniors would be forced to pay more for preventive services and prescription drugs under the Ryan budget.  (Photo: JGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images)

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Seniors and Medicare - Seniors will see the end of the Medicare guarantee, including the 23 percent of Medicare enrollees who are people of color. Seniors would be forced to pay more for preventive services and prescription drugs under the Ryan budget. (Photo: JGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images)

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Pell Grants - The Ryan Republican budget cuts Pell Grants by $145 billion over 10 years, raising the cost of college for millions of American students – including more than 60 percent of African-American undergraduates and 50 percent of Latino undergraduates. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Student Loan Repayment - The Ryan Republican budget will eliminate income based student loan repayment options, adding more weight to the heavy burden of student debt held by students of color and their families. (Photo: Alex Slobodkin/Getty Images)

Head Start - Up to two million slots in Head Start could be eliminated over the next decade ? cutting up to 170,000 children from the program in 2016 alone ? if GOP cuts are applied across-the-board.(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Head Start - Up to two million slots in Head Start could be eliminated over the next decade — cutting up to 170,000 children from the program in 2016 alone – if GOP cuts are applied across-the-board.(Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Child Care - Parents of tens of thousands of children would suffer from a 15 percent cut in help with child-care expenses in 2016 if GOP cuts are applied proportionately. (Photo: Tyler Edwards/Getty Images)

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Title I - Up to 3.4 million disadvantaged children at 8,000 schools would lose vital Title I education funding if GOP cuts are applied across the board. (Photo: Matt McClain for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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Jobs - The Ryan Republican budget would cost jobs and slow our recovery – costing 1.1 million jobs in FY 2015 and 3 million the following year. Republicans’ trickle-down economic policies will have a devastating impact on communities of color already facing high unemployment – 12 percent among African-Americans, 8 percent among Latinos and 7 percent among Asian-Americans. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tax Increase - Under the Ryan Republican budget, the wealthiest citizens would receive a tax cut, while middle class families would see a $2,000 tax increase. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Tax Increase - Under the Ryan Republican budget, the wealthiest citizens would receive a tax cut, while middle class families would see a $2,000 tax increase. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Food Assistance - The bill provides the $82 billion for food stamps mandated by law and $6.6 billion for aid to pregnant and nursing mothers and their children.  (Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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Food Stamps - The Ryan Republican budget cuts food stamps by $137 billion over the next 10 years, literally taking food out of the mouth of those who need it most. Nearly 62 percent of adult food stamp recipients are women and over 50 percent are people of color.  (Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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WIC - The Ryan Republican budget slashes $10.5 billion from WIC, which provides nutrition assistance for expectant mothers and their babies. This cut would be detrimental to people of color, who make up nearly 40 percent of the recipients of WIC assistance. (Photo: digitalskillet/GettyImages)

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Equal Pay - The Ryan Republican budget fails to ensure equal pay for equal work for all women and their families. Women as a whole earn an average of 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. For women of color, that number can dip as low as 53 cents, translating into a loss of $18,650 for African-American women and $24,111 for Latina women in 2012.   (Photo: Tom Merton/Getty Images)

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Immigration Reform - The Ryan Republican budget fails to address comprehensive immigration reform even though it would result in a $900 billion reduction in the deficit over the next 20 years.  (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)