The Spark

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

Chicago:
CTA Fare Hike

Nov 27, 2017

The city, under pressure from the Regional Transit Authority, proposes to raise fares for buses and trains. Never mind that pay isn’t going up. Never mind that rent IS going up all over the city. Never mind that the city, state and county keep raising taxes on working people. Somehow, they have to come back, yet again, to dig even further into our pockets.

Supposedly, this is the only way to raise money to keep the system running. They say there’s no money in the city to do that. Except, of course, for the two billion dollars they have lying around to offer to Amazon....