Wednesday, June 27, 2012

"Dems go AWOL in class war"

Jonathan Martin (Politico):
“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.”

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...

Howie P.S.: This is not what I wanted to read this morning.

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