Sirota responds to Drum
Kevin Drum, of course, decided that it was "indefensible" for the TWU to demand retirement at age 55 with a pension of $27,000 a year. David Sirota asks:
...why is there such animosity/jealousy in America towards the few working-class laborers who have successfully fought together to achieve basic economic gains? Shouldn't that be the point of economic progress? Or does economic progress in America no longer have anything to do with actual benefits for workers?That's what I was wondering. For the right wing, economic progress is measured solely in terms of the GDP and the unemployment rate (as opposed to, say, working class salaries, even distribution of wealth, or standards of living).
But liberals are supposed to support gains by workers, not begrudge them every little victory they might win.