Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
A hundred years ago common laborers were at the bottom rung of society. No, that isn’t even correct, they made more money than school teachers even then as they do today.
The common labor “card” was played recently by the big labor union AFL-CIO in their plea to get us “common laborers” to bail out auto makers’ laborers who make $70 to $80 per hour.
That sounds good until you realize that we who are making only $15 per hour are bailing out the elite of all labor, the GM, Chrysler, and Ford laborers. It doesn’t sound right, and it isn’t right. But George Bush was more concerned about perceptions than facts when he gave them $17.4 billion of “our” money. After all, his precious legacy and name were on the line. “What will people think of me?”
Big labor also cried that America would no longer be able to create war materiale, which is bunk, a convenient lie. Left to make that kind of machinery are the real makers of military hardware, the Boeings and Lockheed Martins of America. Who needs GM, Ford and Chrysler to make war planes, tanks, and guns when they do such a poor job of making cars?