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

Kerry’s Minimum Wage Equals Poverty Wage

Jul 5, 2004

John Kerry has been posing as the friend of working people, promising to raise the minimum wage, to $7.00 by 2007.

When he first announced his proposal, a young woman in the audience pointed out that she makes $7.00 an hour and is struggling to make ends meet and that’s with health insurance for her two kids covered by her boyfriend’s grandmother.

The woman was right. Who can live on $7.00 an hour? Kerry wouldn’t know about that–any more than Bush does.