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

If Someone Can Make a Buck ...

Mar 1, 2021

Banks process hundreds of millions of paychecks, Social Security checks, and pensions as well. Hundreds of millions of mortgages or rents are paid automatically. Hundreds of millions of daily transactions take only seconds at the grocery store checkout, at the gas pump, and online.

But what doesn’t work? The packages we order are delayed a month because the U.S. Postal Service doesn’t have enough workers. And now with the vaccine, the entire U.S. population that can use a computer is trying to get through a maze for vaccine appointments. Nope. Cannot be done.

If some company is going to make a profit, it happens in an instant. But an organized roll-out of the vaccine, or ensuring that everyone gets “economic impact” checks or unemployment checks through the mail, is nothing but a “tear your hair out” experience!