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  Progressive Co-Chair Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva Statement on Emerging Debt Deal
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Last EditedHomegrown Democrat  Jul 31, 2011 10:51pm
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AuthorRaúl Grijalva
News DateSunday, July 31, 2011 11:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON - July 31 - Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, today released the following statement on the emerging debt deal:

“This deal trades peoples’ livelihoods for the votes of a few unappeasable right-wing radicals, and I will not support it. Progressives have been organizing for months to oppose any scheme that cuts Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security, and it now seems clear that even these bedrock pillars of the American success story are on the chopping block. Even if this deal were not as bad as it is, this would be enough for me to fight against its passage.

This deal does not even attempt to strike a balance between more cuts for the working people of America and a fairer contribution from millionaires and corporations. The very wealthy will continue to receive taxpayer handouts, and corporations will keep their expensive federal giveaways. Meanwhile, millions of families unfairly lose more in this deal than they have already lost. I will not be a part of it.
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