In New Hampshire, about 40% of union members are members of the Republican Party.
If you’re part of that 40% — or even if you’re not — there’s an opinion piece in today’s New York Times that you really ought to read. Here’s an excerpt:
This is not a situation that any freethinking Republican should accept. Skewing income toward the upper, upper class hurts our economy because the rich tend to sit on their money — unlike lower- and middle-income people, who spend a large share of their paychecks, and hence stimulate economic activity.
But more fundamentally, it cuts against everything our country and my party stand for. Government’s role should not be to rig the game in favor of “the haves” but to make sure “the have-nots” are given a fair shot.
Maybe if more “life-long Republicans” challenged the direction the GOP has been taking lately… if party leaders could be convinced to return to the party’s core principles… if rank-and-file Republicans stood up and said “our party should stand for more than just protecting the rich”…
…maybe then the folks down in DC could end their gridlock and actually solve our economic problems.
Read the New York Times piece by former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair here.