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the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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

Different Rules for the Big Guys

May 22, 2017

Thanks to a dispute over their water bills, the stadium for the Baltimore Orioles baseball team and the stadium for the Ravens football team were put into the May 15 tax lien sale.

By the next morning officials of the Maryland Stadium Authority rushed to deny the sale, pretending the city had no legal jurisdiction over them. The Authority claimed the water department had messed up their bills.

If residents fall behind on their water bills, the department turns off the water. Did the water department threaten the Maryland Stadium Authority with turning off the water before Opening Day? Of course not.