Wednesday, August 24, 2011

TX gets its protest on -- for jobs

Texas Gov. Goodhair Rick Perry says he'll do for the U.S. what he did for Texas.


Texas's economy can't suck enough. That is, unless you're an oil baron or a hedge fund manager. Yes, there are a lot of new jobs in Texas, but they're mostly crappy. Texas ranks No. 1 in workplace fatalities, minimum-wage jobs and people without health insurance.

And so some angry Texans staged a funeral outside of an anti-worker congressman's office -- a funeral for good jobs.

ThinkProgress reports:
Staffers at the Houston office of GOP Rep. John Culberson (R) must have gotten quite a surprise on Thursday when they looked outside to see more than 100 constituents gathered for a funeral. But this wasn’t a typical funeral — these Texans were gathered to mourn the loss of good, high-wage jobs in their state.

Mourners circled around a mock casket for “Good Jobs,” and Taps played in the background while Rev. Louis Dorsey eulogized. “I used to be middle class!” one woman cried out during the ceremony. Constituents also chanted “Hey, hey, what do you say? How many jobs have you killed today?”