That Schumer quote emphasizes the intent of D-leadership.
Democrat policy choices had clear negative impacts for workers in America. Under the Clinton/Obama era, most elected Democrats favored:
- The Free Trade ideology (NAFTA/GATT/WTO/TPP) that shipped manufacturing and technology jobs out of the country with rigged currency exchanges, no tariffs and no environmental or worker safety provisions.
- An explosion in costs for healthcare and higher education leading to the highest personal debt in generations. First taking Medicare-for-all off the table and then taking the Medicare buy-in option off the table.
- Financial deregulation that led to inflated housing costs, strangling whatever is left of pocket money. Bailing out the lenders instead of forgiving the inflated debts.
- Threats to cutback Medicare and Social Security benefits (Simpson/Bowles commission) instead of repairing the withholding limits.
That’s all under Democratic leadership. A handful of true progressives spoke out. Dennis Kucinich and Bernie Sanders come to mind.
Other “wait-and-see, lean-in faker democrats” verbally said yes while creating useless regulations and trying to fool the D-voters.
Note: Congress is run by bankers (Barney Frank) and the bankers choose Elizabeth Warren to head the TARP oversight committee that ensured all the money went to the bankers. Later they tapped her to create a fake Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under banker control in the Federal Reserve (owned by the largest member banks, is neither Federal nor has reserves!).
That didn’t get very far and created a vacuum for Trump to fill. Trump was a great bullshitter and ran to the left of Hillary. Now he’s f*ked because he betrayed his promises.
That said, Trump hates American workers as much as the Democratic leadership and reports to the same CEOs on Wall Street.
Trump is the furthest thing from a “commie” and is bizarre that NYT, MSNBC & CNN have decided to paint him as a Putin stooge.