Statement of AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on House Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B”
Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 19, 2012.
“John Boehner showed us today just which side he really stands on. Speaker Boehner’s so-called ‘Plan B’ is a complete sham; it only asks the richest one tenth of one percent to pay a little more in taxes and is a backdoor way to eliminate $400 billion in revenue that’s needed to fund vital services that millions of Americans depend upon. His plan is to force through the same devastating cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that he’s demanded before. His ‘Plan B’ would be more accurately described as ‘Plan BS.’”
AFSCME’s 1.6 million members provide the vital services that make America happen. With members in hundreds of different occupations — from nurses to corrections officers, child care providers to sanitation workers — AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.