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Friday, November 18, 2011

McEntee: Congressional Republicans Are Partying with the Tea Crowd while Working People Get Stuck with the Hangover

Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee after the House of Representatives vote on a proposed Balanced Budget Amendment

Washington, DC — 

“Make no mistake, today was a win for working families, for the 99 percent, as congressional Democrats stood their ground and rejected the balanced budget amendment and the deep cuts it would have made to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The great majority of congressional Republicans once again stood up for the 1 percent by voting for the balanced budget amendment. It is clear that the extreme tea party agenda continues to be the mantra of Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Cantor and the rest of the congressional Republican gang. Instead of standing with their constituents, they again kowtowed to the extremist, radical, right-wing agenda. Republican politicians are partying with the tea crowd, and it’s the regular working people that are stuck with the hangover.”

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