His message is resonating in Ohio, which has lost almost a quarter of its factory jobs since 2000. Obama, 46, has growing union support -- he was endorsed this week by the 1.4 million- member International Brotherhood of Teamsters -- and is touring industrial parts of the state. LINK
As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.