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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

AFSCME’s Saunders on Bowles Simpson Plan

Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on the new Bowles Simpson plan

Washington, DC — 

“The Bowles Simpson plan is a blueprint for economic disaster. Attacking Social Security COLAs, taxing health benefits, and upending health and retirement security for hard working middle class families in order to give more special breaks to the super rich will create problems – not solve them. There is a smart and reasonable way forward, and the Bowles and Simpson plan is not the answer. There is too much at stake to waste time on wrongheaded plans that will take us from bad to worse. Instead, it is time for Congress to pull together and focus on creating jobs and rebuilding the middle class.”

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