Stewart Acuff

Oct 2

Romney’s Class War

Romney’s comment at a closed fundraiser that 47% of Americans are “takers” who expect the government to take care of them, who refuse to take personal responsibility which includes seniors, those on Medicare or Medicaid or unemployment or food stamps or THOSE WHO PAY TAXES THROUGH THEIR PAYROLL, that comment is really hurting him.

Romney could hardly have better articulated the contempt of the 1% toward the rest of us.

The Republicans continue to show their disdain toward average, hard working Americans. The truth is that the wealthy expect the rest of us to work and live to make them even wealthier and for their sense of luxury.

The Republicans at the top don’t see the rest of us as their equals or as deserving of our share of growing productivity and growing wealth. There is no other credible way to explain why the richest amongst us are sitting on trillions of dollars and failing to invest in America. The Republicans have used this campaign to demonstrate the real class war in America.


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.

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