Here is a fascinating article on the links between Walmart and the Obama administration. But it also goes far beyond that. It shows how the Democratic Party and Corporate America are enmeshed, how they are so intermingled that it’s impossible to tell where one stops and the other starts. Then there are the unions, whose leaders are resigned to playing the role of the abused step-child, constantly begging for a few scraps.
The article clearly shows why it is impossible for workers to really use the Democratic Party as a tool. It shows why US workers need their own political party, completely separate from and opposed to the two parties of big business – the Republicans and the Democrats.