“A Ryan-Romney ticket buys admission to a budget match-up where Big Oil wins and Big Bird loses,” Markey said in a statement. “In a budgetary blow to children and parents everywhere, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would take an ax to PBS while feeding billions in taxpayer subsidies to Big Oil companies with a silver spoon.”
Last year, when House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Wis.) — now the presumptive Republican vice presidential nominee — released his budget plan, Markey criticized Ryan for proposing cuts to PBS while preserving oil subsidies for big business.
“Congressman Ryan’s budgets protect $40 billion in subsidies for the most profitable oil companies on the planet but would put an end to Elmo’s World,” Markey said Wednesday.
Romney announced his selection of Ryan as a running mate last week, sparking praise from the right and jeers from the left.