The Lady Speaks

Read This!

Fabulous post by Reddhedd entitled “A Question of Doing What’s Right” at firedoglake. You have to scroll down a bit to find it, but it’s well worth the effort. And then, once you’ve read it, get off your butt and start working for a better future for all working Americans!

Excerpt:

“CEOs for some of the major corporations in this country make obscene amounts of money, all the while, in a lot of cases, running the company into the ground and then taking off on their golden parachute ride — leaving behind the folks who are living on the margins on their $7 an hour (and that’s a great salary for a whole huge group of people in this country, let me tell you) to pick the pieces out of all those broken promises.

We need a voice for those people. John Edwards picked up this theme in the last election cycle during the primaries — with his Two Americas — and I would love to see that discussion continued into 2006. People who make $7 an hour (or less) can’t afford to hire Jack Abramoff to represent their interests to the big shots in Washington. They generally aren’t in any sort of union — which would at least give them a possibility of an organized voice of some sort (although these days, that certainly isn’t assured). They have no big money voice to back them up in Washington.

These are the folks that Democrats used to be able to depend on for a vote — because the party spent time working on issues that lifted up the least of our nation, to give them a shot at the American dream, just like everyone else.” (emphasis mine)

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January 6, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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