From the Washington Post, yesterday: "a majority of voters [say] they prefer a Congress in Republican hands to check the president’s agenda."
From the NY Times, minutes ago: "Republican-Led Filibuster Blocks Minimum Wage Bill in Senate."
From Pew Research, last month: "Polls show strong support for minimum wage hike."
Yes, We're Number One! For truly there's no working-class consciousness like American working-class consciousness. When detectable, it's all over the bloody map.
For years, in fact since Roosevelt--both of 'em--we demanded heathcare reform, something a bit more like that embraced by, you know, civilized nations. President Obama gave it to us. FDR failed (he never even tried; he knew what to expect), Truman failed, etc., etc. Finally, Obama succeeded. Now healthcare reform, as with pretty much any other reform, is something to be "checked."
Like, for instance, a hike in the minimum wage, or environmental protections, or tax reform, or women's rights and equal pay? No, no, we support those things! But for heaven's sake let's check 'em.
What we really need to check is for a fucking pulse in our carotid artery, which feeds our collective frontal lobe.