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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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

California Politicians’ Billion Dollar Offices

Jul 23, 2018

In June, the California State Legislature approved spending $755 million to renovate their own office building, according to the Sacramento Bee and $420 million to build another state building that would temporarily house lawmakers’ offices. To upgrade their offices, these politicians approved, in no time, spending of close to $1.2 billion with no debate.

At the same time, after lengthy debate, Governor Brown and the State politicians declared with big fanfare that California will allocate only $600 million to support homelessness prevention efforts in a state that has one of the highest homelessness rates in the U.S.

The homeless and the politicians should trade spaces.