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.