reposted from AFL-CIO Blog
Liberty and Justice for some?
The passage of the "Debt Ceiling Bill" marks a dangerous moment for the workers movement in this country. As Vermont's Independent Senator, Bernie Sanders, has so clearly pointed out this "Debt Ceiling Compromise" is in fact, a sweeping victory for the wealthy, the largest Corporations and Banks and the ultra-right.
From the Communist Party:
After winning control of the House, Republicans forced what has proven to be a disastrous change in conversation from job creation to deficits.And they have held the need to raise the debt ceiling hostage to push their hard right agenda.
From the Center for Budget Policy Priorities:
Here's a statement from the AFL-CIO:
The so-called “debt ceiling” crisis is upon us. Unless the amount the US can borrow is raised, a second financial crisis looms, partial default on our debts, the furlough of 800,000 federal workers and contractors, cancelled checks to millions of social security and medicare and medicaid clients, and a host of other evils.
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka On Republican Budget Proposal Senate VoteMay 25, 2011