04 September 2006

What are we celebrating on this Labor Day?

Today is Labor Day in the USA, a day set aside each year as a tribute to the American worker.

But what is there to celebrate this year?

Our jobs are being shipped to India and China, where employees are willing to work for a fraction of what their American counterparts would be paid, and where labor laws are much looser.

Corporations are engaging in extreme union busting, so they can retain only non-union employees who are so desperate for work that they'll accept poverty-level wages.

The gap between the rich and the poor in this country grows ever wider.

The middle class is shrinking, and the American dream has become a pipe dream.

America is being sold to the lowest bidders.

But there is some good news: If you're already rich, you're getting even richer.

Happy Labor Day.

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