September 6th, 2010
|11:04 pm - Hell has frozen over this Labor Day|
Something that I never thought would happen has occurred -- I, a conservative Republican, am giving Michael Moore a round of applause for his blog post today.
Actually, it's not a round of applause -- it's a standing ovation.
Current Mood: pissed off
Current Music: "Willkommen im Nichts" by Eisbrecher
Seriously. Rahm Emanuel has been a FUCKING OLD SCHOOL CONVENTIONAL WISDOM DISASTER for progressive issues in the Obama White House. The man should be horsewhipped behind the barn for being the fucking Wormtongue in Obama inexperienced ear.
And it's kind of as bad as he makes out. THIS in the Washington Post.
Nice to see that someone else in the media NOTICED... and wasn't summarily silenced. But it HAS become very much a "Buyer's Market" out there for Employers. And they are taking full advantage, wielding unfair and unearned leverage over their workers not seen since the pre-union era." pretax corporate profits increased $388 billion from the low point of the current recession, the second quarter of 2009, to the third quarter thereafter, while wages increased just $68 billion. At a comparable point in the 1981-82 recession, corporate profits came to just 10 percent of the combined uptick in profits and wages. This time around, they amount to 85 percent..." [ holy FRAK! – K ]
"... American employers -- more than employers in other nations and more than American employers in earlier downturns -- have imposed the costs of the recession and, increasingly, the costs of doing business, on their workers, and kept for themselves damn near all the proceeds from doing business. ..."
Hard times for workers on Labor Day 2010
By Harold Meyerson
Monday, September 6, 2010http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/05/AR2010090502815.html
Hell of a Labor Day. The fact that I was in the Studio working on a project today says it all. So it's not just us...