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Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Failure of ‘Plan B’ and Latest Fiscal Developments

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Washington, DC--(ENEWSPF)--December 21, 2012.

Speaker Boehner’s failure last night should be seen as one thing: A reset button to listen to the will of the American people. The slate is clean and we call on the President to come forward with an offer that reflects the reasons he won the election. Across the country working people continue to demand no tax cuts for the richest two percent and no benefit cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.  At this point, cuts to the Social Security COLA to pay for more tax cuts for the wealthiest 2 percent should be off the table.  The President and Congress have no obligation to radical Republicans who have no ground to stand on. What they do have is the backing of millions of hardworking women and men tired of being held hostage by far right-wing Republicans who clearly have little interest in governing.

Source: aflcio.org

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