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

Welfare for the Wealthy

Jan 1, 2024

The Buffalo Bills’ owner is getting the largest taxpayer subsidy in history, to the tune of 850 million dollars to build a new 1.4 billion dollar stadium. At the same time, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has proposed an 800-million-dollar cut to children and family services. Coincidence?

Hardly! The Bills’ owner is worth nearly 6 billion dollars. He alone could afford it. The NFL is worth 163 billion dollars. That is almost as much as the NBA and MLB combined. They need a welfare check, for what? The NFL is big business. They are all about making a profit.

Politicians serve the wealthy. They are laser-focused on ways to use our tax money, workers’ money, to help corporations and businesses make even more money and profits by reaching into our pockets.