Does anyone wonder if the political climate of this country has anything to do with the attitude upper management has towards hourly workers at Express. Let's face it, most in the upper management ranks are likely hard core republicans. And it seems Republicans have an extreme hatred towards Barack Obama, the bitterness after the latest election was sad. Not to get too off topic here about politics, but many of the typical talking points about so-called Obama voters paint them as a bunch of freeloaders who have no education. You remember the stuff said after the election like "People chose free stuff over freedom." and all that stuff? Do you think Upper Management sees the typical hourly worker as one of the "lowly Obama voters?"