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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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Leo Gerard

Leo Gerard

Leo Gerard, is the International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) union and is the second Canadian to head the union. He is also a vice president of the AFL-CIO. Gerard is co-chairman of the BlueGreen Alliance and on the boards of Campaign for America’s Future and the Economic Policy Institute.

Articles by this author

 

Is There a Global Future for Unions?

For labor to secure gains, in the United States or Canada or anywhere, workers must mobilize. We have to bring everyone together, women, men, poor people, people of color, gay people—all working people

Leo Gerard ·


Whether It’s the New NAFTA or the Old NAFTA, It Serves the 1 Percent

One percenters like Mulvaney, self-dealing corporate honchos and fancy-pants corporate lobbyists negotiated the deals. They didn’t give a damn about jobs or wages or workers’ welfare.

Leo Gerard ·


Beware Billionaires Bearing Gifts

For Americans to achieve real freedom and self-governance, some of the billions that flow into the pockets of the already rich must go instead into the paychecks of the workers whose sweat creates profits

Leo Gerard ·


The PRO Act: Pathway to Power for Workers

An economy is only as healthy as its workers are empowered

Leo Gerard ·


Better Health Insurance Begets Better Life

Increasing numbers of Americans are confronted with fear and debts because their employers are dumping on them skyrocketing pharmaceutical, health care and insurance costs

Leo Gerard ·


The Real Reason American Workers Have It So Hard

The American system (the Supreme Court, Congress, and the president) has conspired to crush workers

Leo Gerard ·


Amazon—and 56 Other Corporations—Took Your Tax Dollars

They claim to hate socialism if it means Medicare for All, but they sure as hell love socialism when it’s welfare for them.

Leo Gerard ·


Republicans on Health Care: Do Vast Harm

The message is clear: to Republicans, health care is a right only for the rich; the rest can suffer and die

Leo Gerard ·

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