Filed Under:  Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Put our people back to work

5th December 2011   ·   0 Comments

Last week’s jobs numbers are a positive step forward but we won’t solve our jobs emergency until right-wing Republicans in Congress stop blocking efforts to put millions of Americans back to work.

The continued job growth in the healthcare industry should also call into serious question the right-wing obsession with cutting Medicare and Medicaid. Cuts to essential healthcare services would endanger the health of seniors and families and cripple job growth.

The American people want to get back to work. They want jobs, not cuts to Medicaid and Medicare and other services that keep seniors and children healthy. And they want corporations and the wealthy to pay their fair share.

It’s time for Republican members of Congress to respond to the demands of the American people and put our country back to work.

– Mary Kay Henry
International President
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

This article was originally published in the December 5, 2011 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper

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