"Consider, for example, how Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, marked Labor Day last year: with a Twitter post declaring “Today, we celebrate those who have taken a risk, worked hard, built a business and earned their own success.” Yep, he saw Labor Day as an occasion to honor business owners. "
Monday, September 2, 2013
Labor Day In America
Paul Krugman tells us what motivated Congress to create a holiday to honor the people who do the work in our society. He includes a lot of other observations in the article, but the quote that I posted below is all that we need to take out of the article.