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Urge Biden: Don’t target federal employees in budget talks

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The American Federation of Government Employees is collecting signatures — in writing and electronically — on a petition urging Vice President Joe Biden against agreeing to deficit-reduction measures that target federal government employees and the critical services they provide the American public.

Take Action!™ Please click here to sign the petition that reads:

Dear Mr. Vice President,

These aren’t the changes we expected.

  • Cutting the pensions of VA nurses, border patrol agents, food inspectors, corrections officers, civilian defense employees and other federal workers…
  • Huge cuts in the vital programs that Americans rely on to keep our families and communities safe and secure…
  • Continued tax cuts for the very rich, big oil and big banks while freezing the pay of federal workers…
  • Undermining retirement security by cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Mr. Vice President, America’s workers and retirees didn’t create the deficit and they should not be the cure.

It’s time to focus on creating good jobs and making the rich and big corporations pay their fair share.

That’s the way to drive down the deficit.

That’s a square deal. That’s the change we expected.

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