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For Immediate Release

Friday, July 29, 2011

Republican Leaders “Willfully Bring Us to Brink of Economic Turmoil”

Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee in response to the U.S. House of Representatives vote on debt ceiling legislation

Washington, DC — 

“Rather than working together on a bipartisan solution to raising our nation’s debt ceiling, this vote by the House willfully brings us to the brink of economic turmoil. Their plan to gut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security would kill jobs and rob millions of Americans of what little economic security they have left in these challenging times. House Republican leaders have proven themselves unfit to lead.”