Yesterday, the Republicans, who begrudge laid off workers their unemployment benefits and once more threaten not to extend them, refused to extend tax cuts for any American because they couldn’t get them for every dollar over $250,000 for the affluent and wealthy. That’s what they stand for. In the well of the Senate, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a true champion of ordinary Americans, provided the details of the land of the rich, by the rich, for the rich that the U.S. is becoming. He’s got the goods on them here.
It’s time to be reminded of this, from the last time corporate and moneyed interests stole Americans’ nation from them: Henry Fonda’s Tom Joad speaking to Jane Darwell in John Ford‘s 1940 film of the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath, from the John Steinbeck novel.
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- Book/Film: The Grapes of Wrath (americanthings.wordpress.com)
- 26 reviews of Grapes of Wrath (rateitall.com)
- A Roundup of Repertory Film (online.wsj.com)