The voter suppression, anti-immigrant, racist, stand-your-ground, anti-women, anti-poor, anti-worker, anti-environment laws and policies being enacted in states under tea party control are only the beginning of what might see if we the current situation of instability continues unchallenged.
Art Perlo, People's World
This article is made possible with the generous contributions of all reader supported Evergreene Digest readers like you. Thank you! October 3 2013 | The government shutdown is a corporate lockout of the American people.
In the private sector, if the company and its union have not reached agreement when the contract expires, common practice is to extend the old contract while negotiations continue. But what if the company is determined to increase profits by busting the union, gutting the workers' health benefits, raiding the pension plan and eliminating workers' rights on the job? They resort to a lockout - they shut the company's doors, and prevent the workers from doing their jobs or getting paid.
That's exactly what the Republicans, led by the tea party caucus, have done - not only to 800,000 government workers, but to the American people.
Art Perlo lives in New Haven, Conn., where he is active in labor and community struggles. He does research and writing on economic issues in Connecticut.
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