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  •  Of course people have doubts (6+ / 0-)

    Nothing has changed, fundamentally or structurally.  All government policy continues to cater to corporate interest and wealth.  This is best represented to people by the top being blown off Wall Street while we still haven't restored even the number of jobs that existed in 2008.  What employment there is continues to deterikorate into a fever swamp of precarity, part-time, temporary, low-paid, consignment and contingent work, devoid of benefits.  Millions exhausted the 401(k)s that were supposed to be their retirement funds just to survive the economic downturn.  Never since the Depression have so many 40- and 50-somethings been among the unemployed, not just their jobs but their lifetime career fields at an end.  And still all that lawmakers and judges care about are the interests of the "investor class".  It's not only time to recognize that the largest, most diverse and universal class ikn the US is the working class, and to bring back the words of the old Industrial Workers of the World, "The working class and the employing class have nothing in common."  Example #1:  the working class has been "giving back", "cutting back" "for the common good" for 40 years.  Have we seen a single minute where the employing class has set aside its own goal of self-enrichment and devil take the hindmost?  As I said, as the Wobblies said, "The working class and the employing class have nothing in common."

    Clap On, Clap Off, The Clapper!

    by ActivistGuy on Thu Sep 12, 2013 at 02:03:00 PM PDT

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