Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Gary Peters Exposes The Double Standard Working Families Face Compared To The Masters Of The Universe


“ ‘Just say no’ is the right advice to give your teenagers about drugs; it is not an acceptable response to what our economic policies propose by the other party."

-Barack Obama, commenting on the Republican obstructionist tactics that basically are trying to push America off a cliff to destroy just to discredit his presidency.

In November, Blue America donors helped replace hapless Republican rubber stamp Joe Knollenberg with a former Michigan state senator who we identified not just as a solid progressive voter-- but as a progressive leader. In his introduction at the House Financial Services Committee meeting, Gary showed what a leader does. Amid a gaggle of finger-pointing partisan clowns, Gary made powerful and important points that went right to the heart of what a congressional hearing is meant to be. Today all Blue America donors should be very proud-- along with MI-09 voters-- that it was Gary Peters sitting there and not a shill like Knollenberg. Gary:
“In my Congressional district in Michigan, there are thousands of UAW employees who have employment contracts, and they’ve been told they need to renegotiate those contracts and make concessions to justify taxpayer investments. There are thousands of white collar employees with employment contracts who have forgone promised bonuses and benefits and have taken pay cuts in order to save the companies they work for. People are sick of this double standard where working class and middle class workers are treated differently than the financial industry executives.”

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At 9:28 PM, Blogger 333 said...

Working families? Excuse me but what about White, Men and Women, who are middle class earners, single, no-kids, and oh... might be something different... say, gay, Transgender, etc...

The disperate treatment this group of folks get is getting critical... I hear more women and men everyday literally screaming and turning red-faced at the horrid treatment they get from the government due to taxes, income, and ability of quiet enjoyment, as we say in the real estate biz... I dare you to try to purchase a home on a 1-person income these days, with the credit market being that which it is. You better bring a co-signer and hope your parents are still alive. That's your only hope!

P.S.- Though I love to curse and swear and be vulgar, I don't like to do it on this blog as I try to be decent. Thats difficult, therefore: The Credit Market is FUCKED UP AGAIN! If the Obama team and Democrats don't get this shit back into the middle of the road, you won't have to worry about Double Standards... The only standard will be the common-area shithouse we all have to use to wipe our ass... assuming the government can doll out toilet-paper!!!

At 9:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is not a double standard. It is THE standard. The ruling class does not follow the rules it imposes on the working class, nor has it ever. Power is power. Quit being naive.


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