2002 - A Year of Betrayal by the Democrats

As we celebrate the holiday season and say goodbye to the year 2002, it is also a time when we look back on the preceding year and make our resolutions for the next. 2002 has been a tumultuous and crisis-ridden year, marked on the one hand by continuing economic stagnation and on the other by the looming war with Iraq. It has also been a very turbulent year politically.

Hands Off Our Pensions!

In the aftermath of the Enron scandal, Bush Jr. stated that, "One of the things we’re deeply concerned about is that there has been a wave of bankruptcies that have caused many workers to lose their pensions, and that’s deeply troubling me." Bush’s sorrow for the misfortune of workers hasn’t been enough of an inspiration to keep him from proposing measures which would eliminate the liability of employers in age-discrimination lawsuits brought on by the transition to "cash-balance" pension plans, a process which will affect far more working people than the collapse of Enron.

Hands Off Our Pensions!

In the aftermath of the Enron scandal, Bush Jr. stated that, "One of the things we’re deeply concerned about is that there has been a wave of bankruptcies that have caused many workers to lose their pensions, and that’s deeply troubling me." Bush’s sorrow for the misfortune of workers hasn’t been enough of an inspiration to keep him from proposing measures which would eliminate the liability of employers in age-discrimination lawsuits brought on by the transition to "cash-balance" pension plans, a process which will affect far more working people than the collapse of Enron.

Power to the People!

The recent blackout on the East coast highlights the inability of the capitalist class to provide even the most basic services in the heart of imperialism.

Health Care Woes

It is no secret that we live in an age where the average working person has two things constantly looming over them. Those two omnipresent worries are to maintain a steady paycheck and to maintain one's health to keep oneself in a condition to get that paycheck. So, it is no surprise that the new Medicare drug benefit fiasco has the older generation of the U.S. working class worried - very worried.