AFGE Statement on GOP Budget Plan

March 12, 2013

Contact:Tim Kauffman

AFGE Statement on GOP Budget Plan

WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement in response to the fiscal 2014 House budget proposal released by Rep. Paul Ryan:

“The House Budget released today should be an occasion for fresh outrage, even if its contents are as stale and odiferous as a garbage can holding the carcass of a dead dog. Mr. Ryan again proposes to slash 10 percent of federal jobs and cut federal employees’ retirement benefits by $132 billion over 10 years. Continue reading “AFGE Statement on GOP Budget Plan”

AFGE Government Standard

 American Federation of Government Employees


What Sequestration Means, in Simple English

AFGE Action Network

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Most Americans don’t understand how Sequestration will affect them. That’s why we’re recruiting your help to explain what Sequestration means, in simple English. If we want to stop Sequestration, we’re going to have to tell our story. So we’re setting up a Sequestration webpage with personal stories from AFGE members and federal workers. Our goal is to put a human face on the impact of sequestration–on how it impacts you, the American public, and the economy. In order to launch it, we need your stories. Continue reading “What Sequestration Means, in Simple English”

Governors express frustration with Washington gridlock, sequestration

 Governors express frustration with Washington gridlock, sequestration

Video: In Washington for a National Governors Association conference, a bipartisan group of governors warned that the federal government must be mindful of states as the budget debate continues.

By , Saturday, February 23, 2:37 PM

The nation’s governors had a message Saturday for Americans frustrated that Washington’s persistent partisan gridlock appears likely to trigger an across-the-board budget cut March 1 that could delay airline travel and result in hundreds of thousands of layoffs: They’re frustrated too.

Meeting in Washington for the winter meeting of the National Governors Association, state chief executives from both parties expressed deepening concern about the mindlessness of the $85 billion budget cut, which will be split between military and domestic programs but will otherwise offer an equal whack to every affected government program. They asked to be allowed more discretion in how spending cuts are implemented. Continue reading “Governors express frustration with Washington gridlock, sequestration”

AFGE Statement on Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan

February 19, 2013

Contact:Tim Kauffman

AFGE Statement on Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan

WASHINGTON – American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. today issued the following statement on the latest rehash of the failed deficit reduction proposal from ex-Senator Alan Simpson and Morgan Stanley Director Erskine Bowles:

Mr. Simpson and Mr. Bowles seem to have missed the fact that America had an election last November and that voters overwhelmingly rejected the regressive and idiotic ideas they were peddling on behalf of their corporate masters. We rejected more tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy. We rejected cuts in Social Security and Medicare benefits. We rejected taking away earned retirement benefits from public employees. We rejected an accelerated race to the bottom for the middle class and the working poor. Continue reading “AFGE Statement on Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan”