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For Immediate Release

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

McEntee: Cantor “Just Doesn’t Get It” on Jobs

Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on Rep. Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.) comment that the American Jobs Act is dead on arrival

Washington, DC — 

“Representative Cantor just doesn’t get it; the country needs jobs, not another out-of-touch politician. Saying that the American Jobs Act is dead on arrival is yet another way for him to show he isn’t paying attention and he isn’t listening to the American people.

“For decades the working middle class has been under attack, and now, when we have a chance to rebuild Main Street, help hard working American families and inject a much-needed jobs program into the agenda, corporate-backed politicians like Eric Cantor show their true colors. Enough with the grandstanding, Representative Cantor needs to get to work. Get his party to work, to do the job they were elected to do, stand up for their constituents. It is time for politicians in Washington to come together and rebuild our economy and pass the American Jobs Act now.”