In One Eye

Wednesday, November 26, 2003
 
What scares me most about the policies of the Bushies and those of their ilk is this situation:
In Europe, they pay their workers decently, tend to health and safety concerns and actually encourage their employees to unionize.

When they cross the Atlantic, however, they find themselves in a brave new world where wages have eroded (a new Russell Sage Foundation study concludes that 24 percent of U.S. workers make less than $8.70 an hour) and employees' rights to unionize have been effectively abolished.
I truly believe that we are seeing the death of the notion of the middle class in the US. When this economic bulwark is gone, so will be the country as we know it.

As Harold Meyerson puts it: "Something to chew on as we give thanks for the marvel that once was America."