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Tuesday, June 05, 2018

AFSCME President Lee Saunders on 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustee Reports

WASHINGTON — 

AFSCME President Lee Saunders issued the following statement on the 2018 Social Security and Medicare Trustee reports:

“At a time of instability, uncertainty and rising income inequality, vital programs like Social Security and Medicare are more important than ever. Today’s report shows that Social Security and Medicare continue to be strong and are working for our communities. America should double down and expand these programs. We need to continue our commitment to the fundamental promise that after decades of hard work Americans should be able to retire with dignity and see a doctor when they need to.

“Attacks on Social Security and Medicare represent a dangerous political choice to serve corporate interests and manipulate the rules of our economy against working people. AFSCME members are on the front lines of our communities, working and fighting to keep them healthy and strong. We stand against the continued efforts by some members of Congress and the administration to hand out tax cuts to the wealthy and balloon the deficit to justify taking a sledgehammer to the retirement and health programs millions of Americans depend on every day.”

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