Monday, September 03, 2012

Happy Labor Day

I came across this graphic on line today and I thought it does a wonderful job of getting across an important message about Labor Day.


Not only is the graphic quite well designed and crafted, it succinctly references many important issues as seen on the signs being held by the figures. Those issues, some of which are taken for granted today, would not be in place had it not been for the past actions of the brave men and women of the American Labor Force.

The worker’s historic willingness to stand up for rights  should not be forgotten.

Sadly, today, some of the issues written on the signs in the graphic are still not in place or  - possibly worse - are currently being undermined by a new wave of corporate leaders inspired by greed and self-serving interests.

As this is an election year, it is vitally important that you not only vote but that you think well about the potential consequences of your vote.

On August 29th, Rolling Stone published a very well written article titled

Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital: How the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs – and stuck others with the bill.

You can read the article by clicking the link above. The article makes it crystal clear that the GOP, Romney and Ryan are most definitively not a friend of the working class of this great country. In fact, they happily fill their pockets with cash at the workers expense and Romney – in particular – has a long history of that anti-worker, pro-corporate greed behind him. 

I’m guessing that the GOP and Romney/Ryan decided that the best way to win the election is to bet that the working class would either be too blissfully unaware of the truth – which is wildly easy to find – or simply too disillusioned to care.

If you’re a member of the working class – whether it be white collar or blue – don’t prove the GOP right.

Be smart. Be strong. Vote Democratic.

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