Arianna Huffington: Yodel-aye-hee-hoooo...There is no political issue quite so sexy as a starved middle class, as America's corporate welfare, cultural and tech elite swarm the annual summit for the year's most influential meet and greet, so will you put in a good word for the huddled, dwindling middle masses?
As the legions of swells blow through Switzerland this week at the annual ritual at Davos
to decide the fate of the damned middle class masses, feasting on wine, swiss cheese and chocolates, one can only guess what the mightly axis of evil, the lobby otherwise known as TechNet, in collusion with a few elitist media celebrities and beltway corporate welfare boosters have cooked up to further open up the gates for H1B's to rid upwardly mobile middle class Americans of white collar professional jobs.
Bill Greider offers some thoughts on a more promising newly elected democratic congress and how the debate in Congress can be jump started. As Senator Byron Dorgan says,
"At the moment, there's a great yawn about all this," he told me. "But one day when everything collapses, people will ask: Why didn't we do anything about this?"