Leo W. Gerard president of the United Steelworkers union. President Barack Obama appointed him to the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations. Follow him on Twitter: @USWBlogger
Those born into poverty or the middle class live lives nagged by insecurity. They know their jobs could be off-shored at any moment. Their major asset in life, their home, may have lost a third of its value when the Wall Street-inflated housing bubble burst.
In the case of fetuses and rich people, Republicans insist on the sanctity of life. But in the case of riffraff unable to afford health insurance, the GOP says there’s nothing sacred about their stinking lives.