My goodness, how things have changed:

Labor Day 1956: Young Republicans Salute Labor. America's free working men and women produce more and consume more than any other nation! Greatest prosperity in history without war. Over 66,000,000 employed. Highest take-home pay in history. Greater job security. Greater job opportunity. Less time lost because of strikes. Increased union membership. Best working conditions in history. Social Security expanded.
Can you imagine anything like this today? It's not just that it's Republicans saluting labor and increased union membership. It's Republicans celebrating expanded Social Security—a program they're fighting tooth and nail to cut today despite its massive popularity. Indeed, today's Republicans are fighting basically every indicator of prosperity and a strong middle class mentioned in this image, and so many more, from safe bridges to well-funded schools to well-maintained sewer systems.

(Via @litterof6)

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 11:55 AM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions, Social Security Defenders, and Daily Kos.

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