The rich are different from you and me: they want us dead.
Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union:
“Do not think for a minute that the wealthy are ever going to allow you to legislate their riches away from them,” Lewis told the audience at the event. “However, we are in a moment where the wealth disparity in this country is very reminiscent of the robber baron ages. The labor leaders of that time, though, were ready to kill. They were. They were just — off with their heads. They were seriously talking about that.”
That’s scary to most people. But the key is, they think nothing about killing us. They think nothing about putting our people in harm’s way. They think nothing about lethal working conditions.
Rush had this yesterday, I believe:
LEWIS: They think nothing about killing us.
AUDIENCE: (murmuring of agreement)
LEWIS: They think nothing about putting our people in harm’s way. They think nothing about lethal working conditions. Which side are you gonna be on?
LEWIS: So are we gonna be on the side of justice, are we gonna be on the side of a living wage for every person, or are we gonna be on the side of people whose entire mentality is based on a lie? Job creators.
LEWIS: Really? Then why have we lost so many jobs?
RUSH: This is what we’re up against. This, years ago, we’d laugh at it. I would sit here and think, boy, nobody’s gonna believe… Not that nobody’s gonna believe it. Everybody’s gonna see this for the insanity that it is, or for the extremism that it is. I was wrong. People eat it up!
He’s got that right. We are so far down the road to perdition, even the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act couldn’t pay for its paving.
The Great Recession ended three and a half years ago; we’ve been in recovery and growing June 2009. Under Obama, this is all there is.