Never before have presidential candidates of both major capitalist parties evoked such distrust, disgust, and aversion
among working people as in the 2016 elections.
Hillary Clinton contemptuously calls millions of workers who refuse
to vote for her “deplorable,” even “irredeemable.”
Donald Trump demagogically tries to turn us against each other,
targeting Mexicans, Muslims, women, and whomever.
Both seek to divert us from seeing that it’s working people the world over who’ve been made to carry the burdens of capitalism’s global economic and social calamity and spreading wars.
The Clintons’ Anti-Working-Class Record documents the profit-driven course of the US rulers since the Clintons first took up residence in the White House in 1993. It points to the anger and wide-ranging discussion among working people looking to understand and effectively resist the employers’ assault.
For the first time in decades, as Clinton’s words reveal, the US rulers
and their government have begun to fear the working class.
Jack Barnes is National Secretary of the Socialist Workers Party.