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

The Difference between the Democrats and Republicans

Sep 2, 2019

Austin, Texas is estimated to have about 2,200 homeless adults.

The solution offered by the Democrat-controlled city government? Allow “public camping,” so homeless people can legally sleep on the street or in makeshift tent cities.

The Republican Party says this hurts business, and demands that Austin cops push homeless people out of downtown.

Of course, neither party has an answer for the causes of homelessness: unaffordable rents, low wages, lack of mental health care, and disappearing jobs. They’d rather limit the discussion to where on the streets the homeless can legally sleep!