New York Times December
Another Battle for BushBy BOB HERBERT
The closer you look at employment in this country, the more convinced you become that the condition of the ordinary worker
is deteriorating, not improving. ...
The Bush administration and its corporate allies give the impression that they would welcome a big surge in employment
that would raise the wages and quality of life for all working Americans and their families. But their policies tell an entirely
different story. A fierce and bitter war — not bloody like the war in Iraq, but a war just the same — is being
waged against American workers. And so far, at least, the Bush administration has been on the wrong side. ...
. The corporations would like to hire as few people as possible, keep wages as low as possible, provide as few benefits
as possible and work the workers as long and as hard as possible.
The president of the United States should be allied with working families in this struggle.
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