Florida locals praise Biden for all the federal help they've been getting since Hurricane Idalia hit……and then FOX conveniently loses their feed ?????????? https://t.co/1fo368FMLW
— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) September 2, 2023
Rick ‘Bat Boy’ Scott really, really hates Ron DeSaster…
"And then how fast you approved through FEMA the individual assistance, the public assistance.
It's a big deal to everyone in this community.
These are not rich communities. Many of them struggle."
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewJBates46) September 2, 2023
we should talk more about how this was cool and good https://t.co/ldDt25xc8o
— restorative justice ghostbuster (@revhowardarson) September 4, 2023
E.J. Dionne, at the Washington Post, looks at the bright side — “At last, a Labor Day when workers can celebrate their power”:
Workers and organized labor are cool again. Young Americans are the country’s most pro-union generation. Labor has poll ratings most politicians only dream about, and the Biden administration is making workers’ pay, benefits and rights its calling card…
Let’s stipulate: Although membership in unions is ticking up again, the organized share of the workforce is still stuck at about 10 percent.
But so many other indicators suggest that labor’s long decline is over. Heralds of change include well-publicized organizing efforts in new sectors of the economy, broad public sympathy for the Hollywood writers’ struggle, and big wage gains by workers increasingly willing to strike for them.
There is also President Biden, the most outspokenly pro-labor president since Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman. Progressives such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) support Biden’s reelection partly because they get how the often-unheralded work of his administration is making a new era for labor possible…
Lest anyone doubt where the administration stands, the Treasury Department released what it proudly called a “First-of-Its-Kind Report” on the economic value of organized labor. It found that unions raise the wages of their members by 10 to 15 percent, have “spillover effects” that benefit nonunion workers, “reduce race and gender wage gaps” and “boost businesses’ productivity.”
The report reflected how a large majority of the country feels. A recent Gallup survey found that 67 percent of Americans approve of unions. That’s down slightly from 71 percent last year, but Gallup emphasized that 2023 was “the fifth straight year this reading has exceeded its long-term average of 62%,” up from an “all-time low of 48% in 2009.” The survey also found a record-high 61 percent saying “unions help rather than hurt the U.S. economy.”…
Next year Donald Trump will be on trial, on live television, for most of the campaign. This is what that election will be about. If America chooses that it’s a problem that Democrats can’t really solve with the right blend of working class pandering. https://t.co/bH7HHKkwDO
— Centrist ??Madness (@CentristMadness) September 2, 2023