The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Michigan Revenue “Sharing” Lawsuit

Sep 19, 2016

If anyone is wondering why cities are going broke across Michigan, it is because the state has been stealing their money. A lawsuit was filed against the state by 14 communities because of under-funding of local government.

Explaining the lawsuit, one city manager said, “The state has taken tax money to use on everything from tax breaks to whatever deals and incentives they come up with, and led us to this scenario with emergency managers who screw us up.”

A lawsuit like this shines a light on the problem. But to claw back money that is being diverted to corporate pockets requires a determined fight of whole communities – a working class fight!