Thursday, December 02, 2010

Deficit Commision~Is Only For The Very Rich !

Trumka: Latest Deficit Commission Proposal Tells Workers...

‘Drop Dead’—Again !
by James Parks, Dec 1, 2010

With 800,000 workers losing their unemployment benefits last night, the deficit commission’s proposal “once again tells working Americans to ‘Drop Dead,’” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said. All the commission members should vote against the latest blueprint presented by Commission co-chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, which calls for keeping the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy while cutting Social Security and Medicare, Trumka said. And all members of Congress should oppose these “job-killing policies” if they are raised in future legislation or budgets, he said. We need to focus now on the jobs deficit, Trumka said. Fifteen million people are out of work, and another 11 million have given up looking or are working part-time involuntarily. We need to end tax breaks that send American jobs overseas and invest in jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure and green technologies. To address long-term deficit issues, the AFL-CIO supports the core principles underlying the “Investing in America’s Economy Budget Blueprint,” he said. We need to put jobs and economic growth first; we must invest in education and infrastructure to be competitive in the 21st century; Wall Street and the Wealthy must bear their share of the burden; and we need to deal with the growth of health care costs.

Editorial : The Middle Class can no longer carry the Country`s Debt Burden alone ! The Rich must step up and assist us in this quest to save our Country ! If you do not understand this ? Where on Earth have you been ? And when are you going to say, enough is enough ! Trumka has got it right !

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