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

Broken Promises = Sick Children

Jul 14, 2003

Presidents–Democrat and Republican–told us that poor women with children could solve their problems by working. But mothers didn’t work because the low-paying jobs they could get didn’t provide health insurance. So the government promised that if the women found jobs and got off welfare, they and their children could keep their health care coverage through Medicaid.

Millions of poor women kept their part of the bargain. They began to work.

As for the government, it’s tearing up its agreement with working parents, cutting Medicaid coverage in state after state, saying to the lowest paid workers that they and their children can just DROP DEAD!

This government keeps no promises unless it is forced to.