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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

AFSCME’s Saunders: “Boehner Showed Us Today Just Which Side He Really Stands On”

Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on House Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B”

Washington, DC — 

“John Boehner showed us today just which side he really stands on. Speaker Boehner's so-called ‘Plan B’ is a complete sham; it only asks the richest one tenth of one percent to pay a little more in taxes and is a backdoor way to eliminate $400 billion in revenue that's needed to fund vital services that millions of Americans depend upon. His plan is to force through the same devastating cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that he's demanded before. His ‘Plan B’ would be more accurately described as ‘Plan BS.’”