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(45,558 posts)
Mon Sep 3, 2012, 06:40 PM Sep 2012

OMG, It's labor day....

You know they always have great movies on the Fourth of July and Ceremonies all over Washington to honor those who died for our "Freedom", and on Presidents Day the history Channel has a presidents of the US marathon giving even the most obscure president at least a shout out.

But when it comes to Labor Day, the day set aside to celebrate the gains of the labor movement, we don't even get a showing of Norma Rae on the tenth Starz Channel.

So what are we celebrating when white collar workers are pretty much given the day off while all of those who labor, well, it's just another day.

Labor use to be an important, no essential part in the Capitalism troika, you know Capital, Labor and Materiels. Now it seems capital is the king, the top banana, the big Kahuna.

So where does that leave Labor?

Both the democrats and the republicans are quick to negotiate away the hard fought gains of the generations that spilled blood for the sake of a fair share.

No body speaks convincingly to the people who labor on behave of the upper classes.

And the people who labor are so spooked about paying their credit card debt that they are never going to be anything but docile.

Let's face it, the owners have bought out everyone who has a 401k or and IRA matching program at work.

Why does the Owner class hate the idea of Universal Health Care? Because that takes away a real good way to cow tow their workers when it comes to negotiating time. If there is health care available for all, people could better sell their abilities in the market place. There has got to be a whole mess of people being underpaid or over qualified because they can't risk losing their company afforded Health Care.

I don't know, if this would even help, but why don't we push to get the local schools to read Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich. Maybe if people the kids of the future had a basic idea of what goes on in the real world.

BTW, have a happy Labor Day and get back to work.

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OMG, It's labor day.... (Original Post) WCGreen Sep 2012 OP
Just a kick to go with my rec - nt Blecht Sep 2012 #1
+ eleventy zillion kestrel91316 Sep 2012 #2
Hey WC...Did You See This ??? WillyT Sep 2012 #3
Thanks.... WCGreen Sep 2012 #4
Hope You're Alright... WillyT Sep 2012 #5
If every kid read Nickled and Dimed, that would certainly help them understand the world today. CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2012 #6
Yes, and how many unemployed people got a day off Cleita Sep 2012 #7


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4. Thanks....
Mon Sep 3, 2012, 06:49 PM
Sep 2012

I just woke up about an hour ago, had a really bad night. I'm glad more people are posting stuff like this...

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