Meanwhile in Germany…the power of unions in full display. 4.3% raises and a 28 hour work week!
IG Metall’s landmark deal is seen as benchmark for other sectors
Trump wants to deport more people, but Obama already did the heavy lifting. I wonder where all the protestors were when Obama was deporting a record number of people….
“The 226,000 immigrants deported in 2017 comes nowhere close to the 410,000 deported in 2012 under former President Barack Obama.”
Arrests of undocumented immigrants increased 30 percent in 2017 from the previous year, but deportations fell slightly, by six percent. The decrease has been attributed to a backlog in immigration courts and fewer illegal border crossings.
“Labor unions and unskilled workers will sooner or later realize that “their government is not even trying to prevent wages from sinking or to prevent jobs from being exported,” he posited. And they will further realize that “suburban white-collar workers, themselves desperately afraid of being downsized, are not going to let themselves be taxed to provide social benefits for anyone else.” At that point, “something will crack,” he warned. “The nonsuburban electorate will decide that the system has failed and start looking for a strongman to vote for—someone willing to assure them that, once he is elected, the smug bureaucrats, tricky lawyers, overpaid bond salesmen, and postmodernist professors will no longer be calling the shots.”
Twenty years ago, Richard Rorty warned that “a spectatorial, disgusted, mocking Left” would give rise to a populist demagogue. Is it ready now to take his advice?
The white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over this last weekend is an important moment in American politics, symbolizing the ascendance of the reactionary right and showcasing the d…
This has been my experience with my local democratic Town Committee and state party. The power brokers are old, out of touch, and afraid of young people with new ideas. It’s time to toss the bums out!
Like Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton sucks the oxygen out of the room, making it harder for younger elected Democrats to get air time and make their voices heard.