Why we fight.
Because it matters. Via The Gavel...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – By an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 42-1, the House Education and Labor Committee today approved legislation to guarantee the rights of firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical service workers in all 50 states to collectively bargain for better wages, benefits and working conditions.Seems so obvious and non-controversial, doesn't it? I mean, 42-1? Why didn't this happen years ago?
A rhetorical query, of course. It didn't happen because despite it's popularity across the political divide, there's just no way it could ever have survived a Republican Committee Chair and a Republican Committee majority.
I want to stop the war and start universal health care yesterday, too, but not getting all my wishes right away doesn't mean our majorities don't matter.