On his TV show Glenn Beck highlighted a speech in which Andrew Stern, the Marxist Alinskyite who heads the radical Service Employees International Union lauded the new “economic plan led by the government.” Stern is shown giving a speech in which he says
We now have a new metric, you know, the president says he wants to judge the new economy whether it increases the number of people in the middle class, whether we have shared prosperity not just whether we have growth which is a fundamental different philosophy than we have seen in our country up to date and clearly government has has a major opportunity to distribute wealth through the EITC [Earned Income Tax Credit], through tax policies, through minimum wages, through living wages. The government has a role in redistributing wealth or social benefits like Medicare, Medicaid,
children’s health insurance.
In other words and despite his many denials Stern wants essentially wants to transform America into a socialist state. The America Stern wants to live in isn’t necessarily wealthy — as long as we are all equally poor then that’s OK by him.
It is this leftist fetishization of material equality that gets people like Andy Stern out of bed in the morning and it is destroying the America we love.
These fanatical egalitarians don’t mind effectively repealing the U.S. Constitution if that document is what stands between them and their pathological obsession.
It is amazing that more people don’t question the core philosophy that animates people like Andy Stern. America is not supposed to be about this sick fantasy of government-enforced conformity and material equality.