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For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

“Surefire Way to Balance the Budget is to Create Jobs”

Statement of AFSCME President Gerald W. McEntee in response to President Obama’s speech on fiscal responsibility

Washington, DC — 

“President Obama today made clear that everyone needs to sacrifice to lower the federal debt and that we need to look at both sides of the financial ledger. As Congress works with the President to find solutions, we urge lawmakers to consider the fact that we have a revenue problem, not a spending problem – and to remember how much the working middle class of our nation has already sacrificed. The surefire way to balance the budget is to create jobs, close corporate tax loopholes and require the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. We also commend the President for his strong rejection of the Republican budget proposal to turn Medicare into a voucher and to block grant Medicaid.”

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