Spitzer on the Republican war against the weak: The brutal GOP campaign to eliminate the collective rights of individuals and increase the collective rights of corporations

The notion of collective action by the weak is fundamentally anathema to the Republican agenda. The notion of collective action by the powerful, on the other hand, is only applauded and reinforced. As soon as the associational rights of the powerful are at issue, conservatives unwrap endless constitutional arguments to protect their collective action. Yet these rights are mere ephemera when it comes to the poor, to bilked investors, or to workers.

Former N.Y. Governor Eliot Spitzer with a short, concise summary of the net effect of the Republican agenda.  You can see it in action in Washington and in St. Paul.  Read more at:

Republican war against the weak: The brutal GOP campaign to eliminate the collective rights of individuals and increase the collective rights of corporations. – By Eliot Spitzer – Slate Magazine.

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