Notably Quotable: “No one’s standard of living will …”

“No one’s standard of living will change. Nothing would fundamentally change.”

— Joe Biden, Joe Biden Promises Rich Donors He Won’t ‘Demonize’ The Wealthy If Elected President (6/19/19)


“If you are  right-wing populist, you can beat a corporate Democrat. Scott Walker did it three times here.”

— David Poklinkoski, president of IBEW Local 2304 from, “The Fall Of Wisconsin: The Conservative Conquest Of A Progressive Bastion And The Future Of American Politics” (2018) p.186.


“There are a lot of reasons to why the middle class is collapsing. Certainly the anti-union efforts on the part of corporate America have been significant, because if we do not have workers — public and private — engaged in collective bargaining, fighting for a living wage, not only do those workers suffer, but every worker in America suffers as we engage in a race to the bottom.”

— Sen. Bernie Sanders


“A divided population is more easily controlled. It turns its venom on itself. The march of corporate totalitarianism intends to transform all of us into serfs regardless of our religious beliefs or ethnicity. It skillfully manufactures scapegoats—immigrants, Muslims, black people and others of color, dissidents, the poor—so the rising fury of a betrayed population will vent against a demonized target.”

— Chris Hedges


“There is pleasure being taken in the suffering of others. That is what these politicians are selling.”

— Luca Casarini, a longtime Italian activist who now works on an Italian ship that has rescued dozens of migrants in the Mediterranean.


“It is best not to straddle ideals.”