Warning: CEO Class' Next Big Attack on the Incomes of Ordinary Americans
Here's Bob Creamer's latest piece from the Huffington Post outlining the new billionaire-backed attacks on the California Teachers Association - and by extension - all hard-working Americans.
Warning: CEO Class’ Next Big Attack on the Incomes of Ordinary Americans
If you’re like most ordinary Americans, you’re not thrilled that ever since George W. Bush came into office 15 years ago your income has flat lined.
It probably doesn’t make much sense to you that CEO pay and Wall Street bonuses have exploded while most Americans can’t keep up with the rising cost of living.
Bush came into office with a mandate from the CEO class to change the rules of the economic game, and ever since ordinary people have paid the price while Wall Street banks, big corporations, CEO’s and billionaires have wallowed in their increasing wealth.
Well if you didn’t like the way the CEO class used their huge political donations and fleet of lobbyist to manipulate the economic rules last time, wait until you see what they’ve cooked up now.
An outfit called the “Center for Individual Rights”—which is a front group for the notorious Koch Brothers financial network and other mega-wealthy right wing CEOs—has filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. Supreme Court to substantially weaken the ability of working people to negotiate together for better wages and working conditions.
The case will be argued in January. If the court rules in favor of the corporate CEOs, it will turbo charge their efforts to divert an even greater portion of the country’s income into higher pay and bigger bonuses for them and billionaire investors like the Koch’s.
Read the full piece here.
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