"It’s all hard to imagine now. Not the bit about financial crisis and wage cuts—that’s going on all around us. Not the bit about the state serving the interests of the wealthy—look at who got bailed out, and who didn’t, after our latter-day version of the Panic of 1893. No, what’s unimaginable now is that Congress would unanimously offer even an empty gesture of support for workers’ dignity. For the fact is that many of today’s politicians can’t even bring themselves to fake respect for ordinary working Americans."
Paul Krugman in The New York Times discusses conservative disregard for labor.