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Protesters bid bon voyage to Congresswoman Buerkle

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A coalition of local groups was outside Syracuse's federal building, saying they wanted to bid "bon voyage" to Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle. The conservative republican lost a bid for re-election this week.

The protesters are focusing on Buerkle's return to Washington for a "lame duck" session of Congress.

“We tried working with you. We tried showing you the pitfalls of cutting Social Security and gutting Medicare as we know it. But, unfortunately, you did not listen. You have a chance to redeem yourself by refusing to vote for any cuts to social security, Medicare and Medicaid,” said protester Bill Spreter.

Protesters also called for higher taxes on upper income Americans. Buerkle and other members of the House are expected to begin the "lame duck" session next Tuesday. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP