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Monday, September 19, 2011

AFSCME’s McEntee: Millionaires’ Tax “Welcome News,” But Congress Must Pass Jobs Bill Now

Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee in regards to President Obama’s Plan for Economic Growth and Deficit Reduction

Washington, DC — 

“Something is seriously wrong when regular, working-class Americans pay a higher tax rate than Wall Street brokers and hedge fund managers. So the President’s proposal to make millionaires pay their fair share is welcome news. The working middle class has suffered massive job losses, millions of foreclosures and decimated retirement security. It’s well past time for millionaires to share in the sacrifice to get America moving again. There is no better way to reduce the budget deficit than putting Americans back on payrolls. The President’s economic growth and deficit reduction proposal takes important steps toward building jobs and investing for the future. Congress should pass President Obama’s jobs bill immediately to improve the economy and put America back to work.”

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