That slogan did play a big role in killing us in the 2010 elections.
The Republican takeover of the House makes the new Congress friendlier to big business - and incoming GOP leaders are moving fast to turn those expectations into reality.
California Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate and state governor trounced their Republican contenders in what a month before the elections were considered toss-up races.
Like in other Midwestern states, Michigan Republicans reversed gains made by Democrats just two years ago, but labor activists here say they have lived to fight another day.
New York state is now a redder shade of blue, but Democrats and progressives were able to, for the most part, fend off here the red tide that engulfed much of the country.
"I'm educated by Baltimore City Public Schools and if we put more money into our education system we wouldn't have to be building this prison!"
The second largest delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives, already heavily leaning to the right, tilted drastically further on November 2.
Already facing disproportionately high levels of unemployment due to systemic racial discrimination, the recession removed job opportunities for nearly half of those with diplomas and eligible for work.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said as he wrapped up campaigning in Philadelphia on Election Day that voters "don't want to go back to the times when Wall Street controlled everything."
It's crunch time! The polls are open and today's the day to cast your vote for candidates who will fight for working families, not candidates funded by the corporations.