Friday Feedback: Who Are the Consumers When No One Has the Money to Buy Anything?


Every Friday the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment submitted by Ramona, writing in response to Joseph Palermo’s “Blue Dogs and Citigroup Fight the Employee Free Choice Act.” Ramona writes

Great piece. We were at our most stable when unions and the middle class flourished. We were in the business of building a manufacturing economy and everybody profited — though the Fat Cats, not so much.

When did we lose our way and come to accept–again–that the rich should get richer on the backs of the workers? It isn’t the first time, and we seem never to learn. Labor movements have always been ultimately necessary in order to counter and quash the greed of the moneyholders. Greed trumps fair play every time.

Our labor force is pathetically feeble these days, and yet there is this outcry against workers that is truly baffling. Who are the consumers when nobody has money to buy anything other than the barest necessities?


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