Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On The Deficit Commission Report

December 01, 2010

With this report the Deficit Commission once again tells working Americans to 'Drop Dead.' No proposal on fiscal issues is serious that leaves the Bush tax cuts for the rich in place while raising taxes on the middle class and slashing Social Security and Medicare. All commission members should vote no on this misguided plan. All members of Congress should also oppose these job-killing policies if they are raised in future legislation or budgets. Read more »

Republicans Pull the Plug, Jobless Help Dies

At the stroke of midnight last night, some 800,000 workers who have been looking for jobs for more than six months lost their unemployment insurance (UI)—2 million will be without help by the end of December. Why? Because congressional Republicans have chosen to side with the nation’s millionaires instead of the jobless.

They chose to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy as their top priority this lame-duck session and essentially have told workers struggling to find work in an economy with five job hunters for every opening: “Tough luck. Happy holidays.” Read more »

BUFFET SAYS RICH SHOULD PAY MORE TAXES

The Huffington Post (11/22, Terkel) reports, “Billionaire Warren Buffett rebutted claims that the Obama administration is unjustly hurting business orders with high taxes by saying that in fact, the wealthy have never had it so good.”  On ABC’s “This Week,” Buffet said, “I think that people at the high end, people like myself, should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we’ve ever had it.” 

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If GOP Hates “Job-Killing” Regulations...

If GOP Hates “Job-Killing” Regulations, Why So Silent On New Rule Against Health Insurance Profiteering?

On November 22, the White House issued one of those -- eek! -- regulations. As part of implementing the health reform law, our federal government established a new rule to stop profiteering by private health insurance companies...As this is a government regulation, I expected congressional Republicans to rip the White House for more "job-killing rules." For creating more "uncertainty" that makes life impossible for businesses. Read more »

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