Listen now! Rep. John Sarbanes warns of sequestration's long-term consequences on "Inside Government"

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WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tune in now to AFGE's "Inside Government" for the latest on the fight against sequestration. The show, which originally aired on Friday, March 22, is now available on demand.

Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., discussed the long-term consequences of sequestration and the significant contributions federal employees have made toward deficit reduction. Sarbanes also suggested other options Congress should consider to address the federal debt and deficit.

First Command Financial Services District Advisor Bob Hill addressed sequestration's impact on federal employees and offered financial tips for those affected by furloughs.

Roger Hickey, co-director of the Campaign for America's Future, then detailed the Congressional Progressive Caucus' "Back to Work" budget and ideas to spur middle class job growth.

Lastly, AFGE Transportation Security Administration Local 556 President Don Thomas discussed the security risks associated with airport privatization. Thomas also addressed employee benefits included in AFGE's collective bargaining agreement with TSA.

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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 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 670,000 workers in the federal government and the government of the District of Columbia.

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