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 Democrats and the Tax Law

Jun 11, 2001

The Democrats claim they opposed the Bush tax cuts, because the cuts favor the wealthy. They say that the only thing that most working families got out of this tax bill was the tax rebate, the $300 or $600 check to be sent out–and that this was put in the bill by the Democrats.

There’s just one problem with what the Democrats say. If they had really wanted to prevent this tax bill, they had the votes to do it (since they have 50 votes in the Senate).

But this time, like so many other times, they couldn’t find those votes to help the working person. Twelve of the Democrat Party members voted for the administration’s bill, allowing it to pass.

It’s an old game–played over and over by Democrats who pretend to want to defend working people but can’t come up with the votes to do so.

That’s why their party is one that workers don’t want to get invited to.