Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Why does AFL-CIO care about entitlements?

Why does the AFL-CIO care so much about entitlements? I don't see the connection between union membership and social security, Medicare etc.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka assailed the proposed cuts to entitlement programs as “wrong and indefensible.”

“A president’s budget is more than just numbers. It is a profoundly moral document. We believe cutting Social Security benefits and shifting costs to Medicare beneficiaries — while exempting corporate America from shared sacrifice — is wrong and indefensible,” Trumka said.

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