Aside from the promised pay and benefits workers get from said work, what more should they be getting and why?
how about the same adoration that we're expected to give the capitalists?
Look at what we've done to the American Worker, for one, we can't even refer to them as "workers" because that smacks of communism, furthermore we've changed from referring to them as American workers to American consumers
. This exemplifies the role we see for them now. The perception of their primary contribution to society has changed to that of a consumer. Add to this the fact that we still villify the Union to such an extent as to blem them, at least in part, for our economic woes - even though unionized labor in this country is only represented by some 7% of the workforce. Such a small number, but it seems that the right wing wioll not be satisfied until every last union has been crushed, even though we can see unions working in our country as well as abroad.
Also look at how the American consumer is expected to behave. Turn on the TV, get on line and we'll let you know what products to buy. We'll use cheap foreign labor to create our products overseas, you don't even have to work - just consume. This is how the capitalists support the welfare state. The wealth created can be used to finance the welfare state - after (cheap) labor costs and profits. Welfare does NOT remove money from the economy, it actually works to keep it in circulation, in a controlled manner, where it can be directed towards goods and services, again, in a controlled manner.
Look, my main point in all of this is to say that creation of wealth should not be our end goal. The betterment of society should be our end goal - through the mechanism of creation of wealth through free market capitalism rather than through central planning. This adulation of wealth generators is in effect leading us to a controlled economy - controlled by the wealth generators and their influence on our government. It is only through the recognition and empowerment of the American Worker can we truly get back on the path of the end goal being the betterment of society.
If y'all don't hear from me tomorrow, I'll send you a postcard from the Gulag.