Saturday, February 19, 2011


Robert Reich spells it out here, concisely and precisely.


-K- said...

And then there's this:

Lally said...

Thank man, that's incredibly relevant and disheartening that the mass media does not report these so obvious connections.

JIm said...

Excerpt from a letter to the president of the public employee union 8/13/1937
I do not believe FDR got much right during the Depression, but he got this right.

"All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management. The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress. Accordingly, administrative officials and employees alike are governed and guided, and in many instances restricted, by laws which establish policies, procedures, or rules in personnel matters."

Amen to that FDR.

AlamedaTom said...

Reich says:

"What is the Democratic strategy to counter this and reclaim America for the rest of us?"

I wish he, or someone else would tell me. It's getting real depressing.


Lally said...

It is, Tom. The right's relentless pursuit of power, including the destruction of anything that helps the center and left to get elected, has proven it pays off more often than not, even when the right gets that power and totally abuses it as the governor in Wisconsin is now doing. There's not enough organize pressure from the left, ala the demonstrations in Madison. The left seems to lack any ideas or backbone for organizational strategies, ala the Egyptian uprising etc. if the most educated people in our country are tech savvy, as they are, and lean more to the left than right, why aren't some of them organizing focused protests against the right's tactics?