July 12, 2011

Listen Now! Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) Discusses Debt Ceiling on ‘Inside Government’

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WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" to learn more about the nation's debt crisis. The show, which originally aired on Friday, July 8, is now available on demand.

U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.) discussed consequences of exceeding the debt ceiling and why a short-term deal must be avoided. Edwards also addressed the impact cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security would have on the public. Campaign for America's Future Co-director Roger Hickey continued the debt ceiling discussion and also argued for a renewed focus on job creation and manufacturing in the U.S.

First Command Financial Services District Advisor Bob Hill then provided personal finance and retirement planning tips for federal employees including a plan to increase long-term savings and reduce risk.

Lastly, AFGE Local 777 President Ricky McCoy discussed AFGE's recent Transportation Security Administration (TSA) union election win and the need to eliminate TSA's pay-for-performance model, the Performance Accountability and Standards System.

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"Inside Government" is a one-hour weekly nationwide radio/Internet program dedicated to issues that impact federal and D.C. government employees. The show airs each Friday at 10 a.m. on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in Washington, D.C., and online at www.federalnewsradio.com. It is also available to millions of iPod users through Apple's iTunes podcast. "Inside Government" is produced by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation's largest federal employee union, representing 625,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

SOURCE American Federation of Government Employees