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

New Lies on New Jobs

Feb 2, 2004

In his State of the Union message on January 20, 2004, President Bush told Congress, "For the sake of job growth, the tax cuts you passed should be permanent." What? What job growth?

In his first three years in office, Bush pushed through two big tax cuts and a third smaller one, all favoring the wealthy. But there has been NO job growth. None at all. In fact, three million jobs have been LOST in the three years since he took office.

In his weekly radio address, Bush declared, "We’ll press forward on an agenda of economic growth so that everyone who wants to work can find a job."

He should have added a "job at starvation wages with no benefits." Because that’s what he meant.