Artificial persons are the only people that matter
The Obama Admin sent the message loud and clear and Corporate America got it: workers don't matter. Only the corporations get to be saved. They are the focus.
The result is pretty much what you'd expect: even though economists agree that putting money into the hands of people who will spend it is the only way to get out of the morass Bush and the Chicago School created, the corpo's are laying off more workers and cutting the paychecks of those who remain while loading them up with even more work and calling it "a rise in productivity".
Yay! Say, how's card-check coming?
Well, to be fair: The Dems have decided to pay for insurance by taxing the insurance of union members with good plans. Why don't they slap a surtax on CEO salaries instead? Just for giggles?