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We won’t have Todd Akin (r) to kick around anymore.

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


AFSCME, SEIU and NEA Launch Ad Campaign to Protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Education

New poll shows major opposition to cuts to vital services

Washington, DC – The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the National Education Association (NEA) today launched an opening set of television ads in Colorado, Virginia, Missouri, and radio ads in Pennsylvania, Alaska and Missouri. The ads are urging Senators and Representatives to protect Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and education.

In addition to ads, AFSCME, SEIU and NEA have released results from a public poll that shows a majority of Americans opposed cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Education in order to balance the budget. A clear majority want neither a “grand bargain” nor cuts to vital services to reduce the budget deficit. More than half of Americans want to see the wealthy pay their fair share so Congress can invest in job creation and protect our national priorities. The poll was conducted by the Mellman Group between November 9-12, 2012….

Narrator: How do we move our country forward and reduce the deficit? By creating jobs and growing our economy, not by cutting programs that families rely on most.

We need Senator McCaskill to continue to stand up for us by investing in job creation, extending the middle class tax cuts, and protecting Medicare, Medicaid and education from cuts.

Because for working families, it’s all about putting Americans back to work, not cutting the things we rely on most.

Are they afraid, or is this an attempt to provide cover?

They’re afraid.

And the Twitter signs?

Claire McCaskill ‏@clairecmc

Beautiful drive to KC for annual Ch of Commerce dinner. Always a huge crowd. Who will be named Kansas Citian of the year? 5:14 PM – 20 Nov 12

Ah, yes, the Chamber of Commerce. A well-known bastion of working class values.


This probably means that we can kiss filibuster reform goodbye. Again. (November 19, 2012)

Here we are, stuck in the middle with you (November 9, 2012)