The Spark

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

What World Does Nikki Haley Live in?

Jun 25, 2018

Thirty million people in this country lack health insurance. More than half of older workers have no retirement savings, and 140 million struggle to meet basic expenses. Eleven million people in the U.S. cycle through prison or jail every year, and 13.3 million children live in poverty. People here “live shorter and sicker lives compared to those living in all other rich democracies.” All this according to a recent United Nations report.

But Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the U.N., doesn’t want to hear it. “It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America,” she said. The U.S. is “the wealthiest and freest country in the world....”

Has Nikki Haley seen the children separated from their parents? Does she have any older people in her family trying to survive on just Social Security? No, of course not, because she has never set foot outside her rich parts of town.

The U.S. may be free and wealthy for people like Nikki Haley, but not for the rest of us who have to work for a living.