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AFL-CIO's Trumka: Budget Deal 'Does Nothing' For The Unemployed

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"We applaud Sen. Murray for resisting Republican demands to cut Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare benefits and food assistance for people with low incomes," the statement continued. "Yet this budget agreement does nothing for the millions of people who remain without work and asks nothing from the people who caused our economic crisis and continue to benefit from economic inequality."

Read the full statement here.