Group Claims To Know True Cost of Romney to Floridians

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., embrace during a rally in Fishersville, Va., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The Center for American Progress Action Fund is stumping the state with what it calls the real costs of the Romney-Ryan Budget Plan for Florida.

The group says seniors will see drug costs go up, a half million children will no longer be covered on their parents health care plans, and more than two million women would lose screening benefits.

Former Congressman Tom Perriello says Romey’s budget cuts would hit Florida to the tune of eleven billion in lost federal funds. "That means local and state governments are either going to have to significantly raise taxes to cover that eleven billion dollars lost from the federal government or severely cut benefits that would include education, infrastructure and highway spending".

The Fund says average Floridians would see their tax bills go up by as much as two thousand dollars a year to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy.