Politico had this to say over the weekend about how Trump’s GOP is treating US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:
“Corey Stewart, the Trump-aligned local elected official in Virginia who … is now challenging Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, said of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, … “The guy’s toxic, there’s no support for him, even among the establishment. He hasn’t been able to pass the president’s agenda.”
Trump’s GOP is going to war with McConnell and his team because they are not conservative enough.
Yet Mitch McConnell is no friend of working families in any sense and by any measure.
And, he hates unions.
Consider this: Mitch McConnell has an AFL-CIO lifetime rating of 12%.
He hates the idea of workers who believe they have a right to speak up regarding pay, benefits and working conditions.
You can bash unions all you want but there is no denying they fought for the economic benefits which created the middle class: 8-hour day, five-day week, sick leave, vacation pay, overtime pay, safe working conditions, pensions, etc.
CNN reports, “The typical union worker made $970 a week in 2014, compared to $763 for non-union workers, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data. That 27% spread has remained relatively constant at least since 2000, when the agency started tracking the data.”
And, when union participation falls, the wages of non-union workers does too.
Now, Republicans are saying that their leader, who hates unions, isn’t strong enough for them.
Voting for the Trump GOP with his billionaire cabinet is a sure fire way to cripple the middle class and working families because they despise the idea that workers have a right to fair pay and decent working conditions.