The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Coincidence?
No, just politics as usual!

Sep 23, 2002

On March 9, Bush signed into law a bill voted overwhelmingly by both Democrats and Republicans. With great fanfare, all the politicians claimed credit for extending unemployment benefits in states where the unemployment rate is high.

But there's a strange twist to this law. It's only temporary, expiring in December of this year – just a month after the elections.