Walgreens Offers Statement on Fiscal Cliff Efforts
“Walgreens supports the bi-partisan efforts of policymakers in Washington, including the President and Congressional leadership, who are working hard together to achieve consensus solutions to avoid the fiscal cliff before the end of the year.
“As we all know, resolving the federal revenue and spending issues to avoid the fiscal cliff is critical to our nation, our economy and further recovery, as well as America's future global competitiveness. We understand that the decisions necessary to avoid the fiscal cliff are far from easy. But these important fiscal decisions are critical to families across America, like the customers and patients who depend on Walgreens for their consumer and health care needs. It is absolutely clear that we need to protect their jobs, health and economic future by avoiding the fiscal cliff, curbing the federal debt and bringing our nation to long-term, sustainable fiscal health.
“Tough decisions in Washington to avoid the cliff, balancing both revenue and spending considerations including entitlement reform, are also vital to America's businesses like Walgreens that will benefit from federal fiscal clarity to make investments that ultimately advance jobs, growth and prosperity for all.
“We hope Walgreens view will play a helpful role as policymakers in Washington strive to achieve the consensus they seek to avoid the fiscal cliff, and put America on a healthy fiscal course that will ensure our growth, prosperity and competitiveness well into the future.”
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