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Watching Downton Abbey

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''Watching Downton Abbey would be pure escapism, a simple respite from the grind of work and duties of home. That is, except for the disquieting reality that Downton Abbey's classist mores increasingly intrude on American life. The wealth gap between America's rich and poor has widened to the point where it was in Downton Abbey days. And that is abetted by the GOP practice of continually cutting taxes on the rich while constantly cutting government services that provide opportunity to everyone else.'

Leo W. Gerard
International President, United Steelworkers