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For Immediate Release

Friday, December 02, 2011

All the 99% Wants for Christmas Are Jobs

Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee in response to employment numbers released by the U.S. Department of Labor

Washington, DC — 

“All the 99% wants for Christmas are jobs. Even last night, Senate Republicans voted to increase taxes on hard-working Americans instead of asking the 1 percent to pay their fair share,” said AFSCME Pres. Gerald W. McEntee. “Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor and the rest of the congressional Republicans certainly have made Santa’s naughty list this year and will end up with coal in their stockings. They continue to stonewall any effort to create jobs in this country. America’s working families’ one wish this holiday season would be for the Republicans to work for those who elected them and stop stonewalling the American Jobs Act.”

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