For many, Labor Day weekend is a time for travel, relaxing with family, enjoying the last remnants of summer. But for many workers the day means another day on the job and struggle to make ends meet.
The road from the late 1970s to the present is filled with potholes, not the least of which was “trickle-down economics,” which was really “trickle up economics.” The starting point during the Reagan era included cuts in corporate taxes and reduced taxes on the wealthy, outsourcing work to other countries, right wing cutbacks on unions, an un-patrolled era of national and international inequality. Homelessness skyrocketed and progress for hungry citizens suffered cuts. Continue reading →