How appropriate – Paul Ryan with Mitt Romney!
They like their own don’t they.
We should call Paul Ryan mini-me.
Like the weird character in the weird movie.
Only this ain’t a movie, it’s for real.
There is nothing fake about this, it’s the real deal.
With real consequences for all of us.
Just lots different consequences depending on your income bracket, wealth, stock portfolio, bank account, and other such measures of power and wealth.
The people who have the most of that stuff will do quite well.
You’ve seen those people, they stomp workers, send jobs away, try to buy our democracy just because they can. They don’t need the money. Hell they couldn’t spend it in ten lifetimes.
Then there’s the rest of us hating the damn job we gotta go to so our kids can get fed and the rent or mortgage paid, praying that damn job or plant or shop don’t get shut down.
Then where would we go, what would we do. There’s folks now right now at Mama’s house or sister’s or brother’s house sleeping on couches, in chairs, on old fashioned pallets made of folded quilts on the floor because there’s no jobs around.
And Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan got the damn gall to just talk shit, and say if you work hard enough you can have what I have.
We can outwork you every day and three times on Sunday, but we still got no chance.
Well, Isaiah and Jeremiah had something to say about that and so did the carpenter Jesus when he turned over the money people’s tables at the Temple and turned the ropes into whips and threw the money folks down the steps to the ground.
Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.