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For Immediate Release

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Statement by AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee on President Bush's State of the Union address

Washington, D.C. — 

During tonight's State of the Union address, our embattled president will try to buoy his anemic approval ratings by announcing a plan to address our nation's health care crisis. Not surprisingly, President Bush's plan — "Trickle Down Health Care" — will do nothing to control skyrocketing costs or increase access to care for the uninsured.

Trickle Down Health Care helps only the "healthy and wealthy." Americans are tired of a government bought, paid for and corrupted by special interests at the expense of seniors and working families. We need a president and a Congress that will stand up for real health care reform as well as honest government, access to a high-quality education, good jobs and a secure retirement for all.

It's time for real health care reform and an agenda that puts the people's interests before the special interests

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