Andy ‘workers of the world unite’ Stern Says ‘Worshipping the Market’ Has Failed America

June 8, 2010 18:52

Socialists (Progressives) Andy Stern, former head of SEIU, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO of the “social justice” environmental activist group Green for All, Eli Pariser of and Hilary Shelton, director of the NAACP Washington Bureau urged socialism at this year’s “America’s Future Now” conference whose speakers include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)

By Penny Starr at

Andy Stern, the former head of the Service Employees International Union who now sits on President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, said the United States needs an economic plan that does not include “worshipping” the free market.

“America needs a 21st century economic plan because we now know the market-worshipping, privatizing, de-regulating, dehumanizing American financial plan has failed and should never be revived, worshipping the market again,” Stern said in remarks at the annual conference of the liberal activist group Campaign for America’s Future in Washington on Monday.

“It has failed America and everyone that works here,” Stern said.

Stern said the changes that Obama and Democrats in Congress have made are nothing short of a “revolution” that will move the American economy from national to international.

“This not our father’s or our grandfather’s economy,” Stern said. “We’re as far today from the New Deal as the New Deal was from the Civil War. And we cannot drive into the future looking in the rear view mirror.”


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