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- Janitors at the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. will "have less pay. The janitors, the security guards. They just got a pay cut," according to President Obama.
- "It just means a lot more children will not get the kinds of services and opportunities they need, and as many as 40,000 teachers could lose their jobs," according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, "There are literally teachers now who are getting pink slips, who are getting notices that they can't come back this fall."
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