This weekend, while businesses coax us away from the TV or BBQ long enough to buy something on sale, maybe even on credit, my thoughts will be on those who don’t have much to celebrate right now.
You can fact-check me on this: the American worker – public or private; organized or at-will; full- or part-time; man, woman, or child; homeowner or renter; regardless of race, nationality, or creed – did not create this recession.
But here we are, so very many, the beneficiaries of financial and economic mischief from “above”. This IS what trickle down looks like: bad economic news flows to ground, while good economic news seems to hover. Brought on by an infestation of “wealth-builders” who call themselves “job-creators”, things look like they could get worse before they get better.
To the 12+ million unemployed, and countless others who rely on public assistance and the kindness of others to get by, I promise to do everything I can to end this political storm of short-sighted self-interest, and restore a government that values the sanctity of the United States of America and the dignity of all her citizens.
The American Way is more than a pep rally for a business proposition.