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Friday, November 09, 2012

Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on President Obama’s Remarks

Washington, DC — 

AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement after President Obama’s remarks today:

“I want to thank Pres. Barack Obama for his remarks today pledging to fight for the middle class and tax fairness. President Obama’s victory on Tuesday sent a clear sign that voters want our leaders to pull together to find real solutions to this country’s economic problems. The House of Representatives should enact the middle-class tax cut that has already passed the U.S. Senate. The voters also sent a clear message that they do not support cuts in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Cuts in these vital insurance programs would only place a greater burden on the people who rely on them for their health care and retirement security. Instead of cuts, these programs need to be strengthened.”

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