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For Immediate Release

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Iowa Caucus Results Show GOP is the Fraternity of the 1 Percent

Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on the Iowa GOP caucus

Washington, DC — 

“Tonight’s Iowa caucus results further show that this year’s GOP field is the fraternity of the 1 percent. Once voters get a good look at the candidates it becomes crystal clear that they are desperately out of touch with the real world concerns of America’s working families. How else can you explain Mitt ‘corporations are people too’ Romney’s $10,000 bet, Newt’s shopping sprees at Tiffany’s?

“The GOP candidates do not have a single proposal that will help middle-class Americans struggling to get ahead. With millions of Americans out of work we need to create jobs not tax cuts for millionaires. Americans are looking for leaders like Barack Obama who will pull this nation together to solve the jobs crisis and rebuild the American Dream for all Americans.”