Labor Day - What a Joke
Sorry to sound cynical, but the purpose behind this "holiday" is to "celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers." See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labour_Day.
Seems to me the best way to celebrate workers (or anyone for that matter) is to leave them alone. What do I mean?
A real celebration would be to stop continually robbing and controlling workers in the name of "taxation" and "regulation."
It's amazing any productive work is done at all with all the "taxes" and "regulations" to comply with. I found out the other day Wells Fargo Bank receives THOUSANDS of "tax subpoenas" a day. That's right, a day, every single day. There's a whole division of the bank dedicated to just compliance with these so-called "subpoenas." And Wells Fargo is just one bank. My those anti-social accountants at the IRS have been busy.
And that's only one example.
Maybe that's the real reason behind "Labor Day", the fact that despite all that robbery and control (i.e., government), we are still productive.