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Conservative radio commentator Rush Limbaugh is seen in this police booking mug shot taken on April 28, 2006. Limbaugh turned himself in to police in Florida on Friday and was charged with prescription drug fraud as part of a probe that began more than tw
Millionaire radio host Rush Limbaugh doesn't get why Walmart workers are unhappy:
What I'm telling you is that the damage to the private sector is still under way, the assault on capitalism and the private sector is still under way. They are not through.

Take a look at the unions and the activities they're amassing against Walmart, they're amassing at LAX trying to shut down travel on Thanksgiving, shopping on Thanksgiving. You might ask what are they mad at? They won the election.

They're never happy, folks. The left never—no matter what they win and no matter what you give them, it's never enough. It's why I've always been opposed to compromise with them. There's no compromising with them; there's no point where they're ever happy.

Rush apparently doesn't get—or wants his audience not to get—that President Barack Obama's reelection did not grant Walmart workers a raise above poverty wages. It may have prevented Mitt Romney from appointing Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board leaders who would refuse to penalize wage theft and dangerous working conditions and illegal retaliation for worker organizing, but while it's fine and dandy not to backslide, Obama's reelection, in itself, has not yet moved workers forward. Walmart workers are still poorly paid, intimidated, and discriminated against.

And poorly paid, intimidated, and discriminated against is just how Limbaugh wants to keep Walmart workers. Anything else would be an assault on capitalism, apparently.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Labor on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 07:05 AM PST.

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