Thursday, June 12, 2008

Obama's Labor Shortage?

No, not on the campaign trail - a political shortage. AFL-CIO head John Sweeney is worried that Obama's choice of economic advisors means he's catering too much to corporate interests, and not enough to workers.

I need more time to digest this article, but it seems Mr. Sweeney has a solid gripe. Obama's employing Jason Furman, who has cited union-busting Wal-Mart as a good business model for the US economy. Furman claims that the Obama campaign is hiring him for his consulting expertise, and that his personal opinions are irrelevant to the campaign.

Here's hoping he's right.