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As one who supported and voted for Barack Obama I feel very disappointed in what is occurring in D.C. regarding healthcare reform. In fact the president himself said it is now "health insurance reform!" When one sees just how much the corporate healthcare interests have dished out to kill single payer, one has to ask him/herself; "Why is organized labor so close to the Democratic Party?" The struggle around the Employee Free Choice Act is another example of the one sided marriage between the Democratic Party and organized labor. No matter how much support financially and otherwise unions cannot secure a permanent committment from the democrats! In the mental health field there is a saying that says; "Insanity is repeating the same thing over and over expecting a different result." For organized labor to remain loyal to the Democratic Party is indeed insane. Former OCAW leader Tony Mazocci had the right idea. Labor should organize it's own party! Unfortunatley Tony is now dead and labor only represents 11-12% of the workforce! Thus such a party would have to coalesce with other progressives such as the DSA, the CP, the Greens and others. Only in unity will the American working class ever make permanent, meaningfull gains! It's not rocket science, just a clear lesson of class struggle.
Posted by Frank Valdez on 2009-08-20 13:41:18