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Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day Then and Now

1956, official Republican poster:

2012, unofficial news brief:
During a speech in an Iowa campaign stop, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney spoke to the crowd of farmers and unemployed workers about his plan to save the economy and bring back jobs.

Romney spoke about creating a more business-friendly tax code and reducing environmental regulations, but his most interesting idea came late in his speech.

“Barack Obama has endlessly attacked upstanding businessmen like myself, something I will fix during my time in office. The first step is to get the nation refocused on the real engine of the economy, which is why I will work with congress to rename Labor Day to Job Creator Day,” Romney said.

The GOP candidate went on to say that for too long, the nation has overly glorified labor. He hopes that this change will make more Americans thankful to wealthy businessmen, who generously allow us to work to feed our families, sometimes even with health insurance, benefits, and two weeks of vacation time.

Romney did not stop there. He also announced plans to sell naming rights to all official Federal Holidays.

“People love the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, so why not just take it a step further and sell the entire day to Macy’s,” Romney said.

The Romney campaign suggests that the rights could generate over $1.5 Billion over the next ten years.

Other holiday proposals include “Bud Light’s New Year’s New Beers Day”, “Kentucky Fried Christmas”, “Chik-fil-Arbor Day”,” Martin Luther King Junior Mints Day” and “Tyler Perry’s Fourth of July Did I Get Married.”

(found on the Internet, source unknown)


Tim said...

I love it when you're ironical! ;)

Harper's Keeper said...

And Presidents' Day can be "Bain Capital Monday"?

Frank said...

That poster should be plastered up on door of each hotel suite Romney stays at during the campaign.

Stan said...

Back in the 50's labor unions were strong. Today young folks don't even know what they are.

Russ Manley said...

Yup, it's a whole 'nother world now.

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