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Mon May 28, 2012, 08:30 AM

 

No surrender, no retreat, take no prisoners in the war for better pay and conditions for workers

around the world.

Whether the issue is crappy (as in, non livable wage) pay for workers in America or anywhere abroad, 110 degree temperatures in an American warehouse or unnecessarily dangerous working conditions on the farm, dangerous mines and factories in China, Hong Kong workers workers living in cages, untouchables doing dangerous sewer work in India, workers in China and India suffering the health risks of recycling Western nations' consumer electronics, or any other situation where workers are exposed to hazards that can be alleviated, but isn't for some bullshit reason...

it's time for Democrats to reclaim their liberal roots and say "no more".

To hell with: "my daddy worked for peanuts under these shitty conditions, your generation ought to just suck it up", and "if you do improve working conditions or pay for these workers, the cost of your iPad or your shoes will go up", and "the robots will be doing their jobs as a result of your reforms", and "Seriously, people need to toughen up".

To hell with all excuses. Safer working conditions and better pay for all workers, around the world. No apologies, no surrender, no backing down. The Democratic Party is about liberalism, not Conservatism. We fight for workers, not the captains of industry or the Plutocracy. We don't piss on the working class to protect our sense of entitlement to cheap goods at all costs. Jay Gould be damned; we won't stand for half the workers pissing on the other half and telling them to "toughen up".

If you're one of those "we" then drop on in and give a shout out. Let the world know we're tired of the assault on progressive workers' rights and pay policies. Things can and must change for the better. Technology is always progressing - and it's high time that it benefit the workers as well as the bosses and the Plutocracy.

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MannyGoldstein May 2012 #1
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Mon May 28, 2012, 08:36 AM

1. "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder"

 

- George Washington

We need to get rid of politicians who ru as Democrats then feed at the trough of the plutocrats once in office.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #1)

Mon May 28, 2012, 03:05 PM

2. That's going to require taking down the Citizens United decision.

 

And then after THAT, we've got to deal with the whole concept of money in politics. Bad soil keeps producing bad apples.

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