Monday, October 10, 2011

Robert Reich Rallies Progressive Conference

Two conferences took place over the past two weeks, the Values Voters Summit and the Take Back the American Dream Conference. The former's schedule included obstructing gay marriage and defunding Planned Parenthood; the latter's agenda included gay marriage as a winning issue and supporting public education, Social Security and the Medicare. As far as “values” go, it’s clear to me which event represented liberty and justice for all. Those American values were upheld by Robert Reich, who spoke about resisting the forces whose advantages come at the expense of the majority:

Reich: This terrible jobs and wage depression–and it is a depression–continues for most Americans. There is a small group that doesn’t want to do anything about it, that rejects any common sense solutions, that just says “no”: the “nabobs of negativism.” But Americans are not going to stand for it. We are going to say to those with power and privilege, “No more bullying.”

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