Sen. Dan Wolf challenges us to “do the right thing” [cct]
“We as Democrats need to be feeling 'fire in the belly'.
Sen. Dan Wolf added, “What's going on in Wisconsin is absolutely not acceptable. It's time to have an honest dialogue with labor” about saving the middle class
“What is happening in our generation is not sustainable & not acceptable… the economic disparity in this country is going to drag us all down.”
In addition to reporting on his first five weeks in the state senate, Mr. Wolf challenged his listeners to think deeply about what's happened in Wisconsin this past week with state workers by the hundred of thousand protesting over the that state's efforts to destroy unions both there and elsewhere. The scenes there resembled Cairo the week before.
Wolf pointed out that organized labor fallen from 35 percent to seven percent in his lifetime, and today the 400 wealthiest people in this country make more money each year than the lowest 100 million people in America.
He went on to say, “The filter I'm going to be looking at things up there (the State Senate) does it represent economic justice, does it represent strengthening the middle class, and strengthening the labor movement.”
Read the rest of the story and watch the video of his speech here.