AFL-CIO Throws Cold Water On Emerging Fiscal Cliff Deal

December 31, 2012 3:30 p.m.

The AFL-CIO expressed concern and skepticism late Monday about the emerging fiscal cliff deal being negotiated by Vice President Biden. 

“We are very concerned about a situation which seems like we have a couple hundred billion of dollars of concessions made on one hand — some of which will be permanent — and on the other hand, we are going into a further and further round of fake fiscal crisis — the debt ceiling, the sequester — in which we are going to hear, of course, from the same fiscal hypocrites that we have to cut this and that,” an AFL-CIO official told the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka warned via Twitter that the reported deal “sets the stage for more hostage taking” by Republicans: 

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