Today the nation celebrates Labor Day, a holiday “dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.” As the United States Depart of Labor defines it, the first Monday of every September “constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
But Republicans — who have repeatedly advanced economic proposals that disproportionately benefit the very wealthy — are giving the holiday an entirely different meaning. This morning, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) tweeted out that Labor Day is a celebration not of the worker, but of management and CEOs:
Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Mon, 09/03/2012 - 9:30am
Why do Republicans hate American workers?