Meet Six of America’s Biggest Enemies of Today’s Working Class

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by Sahid Fawaz

John Boehner (Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives)

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– Opposed unemployment benefit extensions for millions
– Voted against the Union Organization bill
– Voted against the Collective Bargaining for Public Safety Officers bill

Paul Ryan (U.S. Senator from Wisconsin)

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– Voted against unemployment benefit extensions for millions
– Voted against restoring $20 billion in appropriations for the food stamps program
– Put out his infamous report on poverty alleging that the “culture” of “inner city” people led to poverty
– Voted against the Union Organization bill
– Voted in support of limiting the NLRB’s authority
– Supported Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union bill

The Koch Brothers (billionaires in the oil and gas industry)

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– Are leading and funding campaigns against the minimum wage
– Want to destroy Social Security by supporting right wing groups that spread misinformation on the issue
– Are funding and supporting anti-union groups, such as Americans for Prosperity and ALEC

Scott Walker (Governor of Wisconsin)

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– Pushed for and signed legislation aimed at weakening public unions and doing away with their collective bargaining rights
– Threatened to bring in the National Guard against potential unrest

Rick Snyder (Governor of Michigan)

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– Signed legislation making Michigan the nation’s 24th “Right to Work” state, severely limiting unions’ collective bargaining rights

 

 

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