Friday, February 24, 2006

While the Prez Strummed Along...

NEA local chapters will now be permitted to affiliate themselves with the AFL-CIO. This is good news for the AFL-CIO, which has lost one third of its membership in recent years.

More powerful unions will have more money and influence, which can be crucial in the fight against the anti-labor, anti-middle class, union-busting Bush administration.

USA Today reports that average family income dropped 2.3% after adjustments for inflation. Unless you're making over 300,000 per annum, of course, in which case you benefited greatly from Bush's tax cuts. If that's you, congratulations.

In the face of exploding energy costs, it's more urgent than ever to rid ourselves of a congress and president that cares not a whit about the lives of ordinary people.
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