Monday, August 28, 2006

Real Wages Fail to Match a Rise in Productivity - New York Times

So much for the American Dream, unless you're a CEO. This article from the NY Times(Real Wages Fail to Match a Rise in Productivity - New York Times) shows that minimum wage workers are not the only ones due for a raise.


RightOnPeachtree said...

As much as I loathe the New Yawk Times, I'm with them on this. This is where I'm a Lou Dobbs Republican. The Republican management of the economy is largely smoke and mirrors.

They outsource the jobs they can and import cheap labors for jobs that can't be outsourced.

Of course, I don't see the Dems offering a better message. Politicians care about politicians and the politicians' donors.

liberalandproud said...

You have a point about politicians looking out for themselves. Still, the Dems have a history of being pro-labor. Also, I feel that, in general, the Democratic Party is less in the pocket of big corporations than the GOP.

RightOnPeachtree said...

I would agree that Dems are more pro-labor than Republicans. To a fault, at times. Still, I have become increasingly frustrated with Repubs on this. I'm all for free trade and a pro-biz environment, but not when it comes at the painful expense of the American workforce. It doesn't have to be a zero-sum game whereby big biz wins and Americans lose. If managed better, I think it could and should be beneficial for all involved.

liberalandproud said...

I knew there had to be some reasonable republicans out there. What would it take to lure you over to our side?

RightOnPeachtree said...

I'm conservative, not Republican. How dare you! :o)

Actually, I do vote for Dems occasionally. What I generally can't abide in the Dem party, though, is the hostility towards people of faith and the Dem positions on many social issues. It's not so bad in Georgia, but a lot of Dems nationally -- Dem voters, mostly, not Dem pols -- are insufferably intolerant (ironically enough) when it comes to people of faith.

I do embrace conservative values (fiscally and socially), but this bunch of do-nothing Republicans in power now are not conservative - at least not on fiscal matters.