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    When workers lose, all of us use. Yes, Corker achieved what he was sent to Washington to do, namely represent the interests of his financial sponsors, rather than fight for the least privileged citizen in his state, but in the end, when are wealthy people like the Kochs and misinformed non-union workers going to understand that when workers lose we all lose.

    When workers have no job security and the means to plan for a future for themselves and their families, they spend less money, they create less demand, the economy lags and we're less alluring as nation to invest in.

    The Kochs thinks think their the new General Motors, namely what's good for them is good for the country. But it is profoundly and devastatingly untrue--from Citizens United to union dismantlement, too many people are not paying attention to the generational damage that is being done by cowing to the Kochs.

    "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." (From "You Said a Mouthful" by Bishop Desmond Tutu - South African bishop & activist, b.1931)

    by FiredUpInCA on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 11:04:53 AM PST

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