Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe where he talked about a bill he is introducing next week to deal with China currency. Brown states, “We continue to lose ground to China because they don't play fair.” He also mentions the right thing for America to do is to preserve American manufacturing.
During the session, Joe Scarborough asked the Senator what was on his lapel. Brown indicated that it was a canary in a bird cage which signified the mine workers of hundreds of years ago when they had no strong union.
Brown said, a baby born in this country 100 years ago lived about 45 years old but because of Medicare, Social Security, safe drinking water, civil rights and women's rights, people in this society have a much better shot at the middle class. That's what that signifies.