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For Immediate Release

Monday, November 21, 2011

Congress Must Now Refocus Their Energy on the Jobs Crisis

Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee after the Congressional Super Committee failed to reach an agreement

Washington, DC — 

“We are deeply dismayed that Congressional Republicans on the super committee once again were unwilling to stand up to Grover Norquist and the tea party to find solutions our country needs. The Democrats on the super committee came to the table willing to achieve significant deficit reduction without harming working families. Cutting programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security would have a perilous impact on future generations. Congress must now refocus their energy on the jobs crisis in this country and defend the middle class instead of gouging them even further.”

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