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


Nov 19, 2001

Kenneth Kies, a top corporate lobbyist, recently gave his very own “spin” on what he does when he lobbies Congress for his clients. He said, “I wouldn’t be doing the job–not necessarily for my clients–but for my country, if I wasn’t being helpful in terms of offering ideas that can be helpful in stimulating the economy.”

What ideas? To reduce taxes on big corporations, of course–corporations like GE and IBM which he represents. In fact, it would be “irresponsible” and even “unpatriotic” not to get Congress to reduce their taxes–so says Mr. Kies!

This is exactly what the bosses and those who serve them mean when they wave the flag: more money from the workers’ pockets straight into the capitalists’ pockets.