Shared Sacrifice? Not in the ‘Gang of Six’ Plan

by Clyde Weiss  |  July 22, 2011

Gang of Six adThe so-called “Gang of Six” plan to fix the budget deficit, released this week by a group of senators – three Republicans and three Democrats –would lower tax rates for the wealthy, and for corporations. But as this ad points out, it also reduces Social Security benefits for seniors and people with disabilities, cuts health care programs, chokes job-creating public investments, hikes taxes on workers’ health care benefits and slashes education for disadvantaged students.

AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee, in a statement, says this plan “reserves almost all of the pain for ordinary Americans.”

The ad was paid for by AFSCME, the AFL-CIO, the National Education Association, UFCW and SEIU. AFSCME joined with the AFL-CIO, SEIU, NEA and UFCW to oppose the Gang of Six proposal in a letter sent to Congress on Wednesday.

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