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For Immediate Release

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

NY Vote a “Rebuke Against Schemes to Shred American Safety Net”

Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee in response to Kathy Hochul's victory in the special election in New York's 26th Congressional District

Washington, DC — 

“Voters won't tolerate schemes to shred the American safety net. Whether they help seniors retire with peace of mind or help the most vulnerable among us live with dignity, Medicare and Medicaid are part of the American social fabric. Voters have sent a message to John Boehner, Paul Ryan and other politicians that balancing the budget and reducing the national debt should not be done on the backs of seniors, the sick and disabled, and the working middle class of America.”