Tuesday, September 4, 2012
There it is!!! Republicans just don't get it!
The New Civil Rights Movement explains:
One hundred and eighteen years ago, the U.S. Congress enacted legislation which set aside the first Monday in September as a day to celebrate the laborers among us. Labor Day was made a legal holiday "in all states, territories and the District of Columbia."
This from the U.S. Department of Labor (A department many of our Republican nogoodniks wish to delete from the government):
"Created by the nation's labor movement and dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, Labor Day is an annual yearly tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."
One of the characteristics of the oligarchy that has ruled our country for so many years, is hostility toward the labor movement and our workers. The Christian Republican Party carries on this tradition. It's the wealthy who deserve praise on Labor Day, don't you know?
So, Eric Cantor, even though of the Jewish persuasion, remains a Very Important Representative of the Christian Republican Party. Cantor, to commemorate this Labor Day, said:
"Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success."
The New Civil Rights Movement calls Cantor's statement "a shocking moment of tone-deafness and hostility to the accomplishments of unions and the working class. [...] a Labor Day message in support of corporations and management..."
Cantor, like most Republicans, just doesn't get it! And there it is!!!