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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

President Saunders: We Need a Budget That Values Hard Work

AFSCME President Lee Saunders made the following statement regarding the Congressional budget proposals.

Washington, D.C. — 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders made the following statement regarding the Congressional budget proposals:

“The congressional majority plan is a bad prescription for the middle class– cutting programs we all rely on to keep our communities strong while giving special tax breaks  for the wealthy and corporations is the wrong way forward.  The Democratic alternatives provide what working families really need - real job creation and reinvestments in schools, road, bridges and communities.

“The budget alternative put forth by the Congressional Progressive Caucus will grow the economy by creating jobs and investing in our future.   In stark contrast, the congressional majority plan, doubles down on harmful sequestration cuts and guts vital programs, while robbing more than 16 million Americans of their health care. This approach will choke economic growth, and hurt middle class families.”

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