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Union Leaders Blanket the Hill to Lobby on Taxes, Entitlements

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About 200 union leaders from 33 states are coming to Washington today to lobby lawmakers on the fiscal cliff, calling on Congress to raise taxes on the rich and preserve entitlement programs.

Local officials from the AFL-CIO, National Education Association, Service Employees International Union and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees will ask members of Congress to raise tax rates on top earners and not to cut benefits to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The influential labor groups, which together have spent millions lobbying government this year, have been making the same request of legislators since soon after Election Day.
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OpedNews volunteer from 2005 to 2013.

Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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