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

Trump Proposes to Freeze Federal Workers’ Wages

Sep 3, 2018

President Trump just announced that two million federal workers would NOT get a pay raise as of January 1, 2019, a raise costing about five billion dollars. The president said, “We must maintain efforts to put our nation on a fiscally sustainable course, and federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases.” He sounded just like the boss he is.

Trump engineered a tax give-away of 150 billion dollars for the top one percent – millionaires and billionaires! So they deserve a break, while ordinary workers don’t!

Federal workers, state workers, local workers, postal workers, teachers, librarians – all need their wages and benefits. Politicians pretend that decent wages and benefits are the reason for budget problems. NO! It’s those at the top – the people who get 30 times the benefits of the latest tax cuts, compared to middle class people.