“If you vote to break up the major banks, within weeks you’ll be flooded with millions of dollars in attack ads,” observed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont). “If on one hand your allies are not as strong as they used to be and your opponents are much stronger, then you get more nervous.”Howie P.S.: This is not what I wanted to read this morning.
Just under 12 percent of the American workforce belonged to a union in 2011 — down from a ’50s-era high of about 35 percent.
“The labor union movement is the movement that carries [populism] into the Democratic Party, and as it gets weaker populism has gotten weaker,” lamented Robert Borosage, a longtime liberal activist who heads the Campaign for America’s Future. MORE...
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
"Dems go AWOL in class war"
Jonathan Martin (Politico):