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

More hot air from the Democrats

Jan 8, 2007

Supposedly the Democrats intend to raise the minimum wage. Good – and the very first step should be to put it immediately up to $10 per hour.

That’s the equivalent in today’s money of what the minimum wage was worth 37 years ago. But $10 is only the first step – because the minimum wage wasn’t high enough in 1970 to provide a decent standard of living either.

And $10 an hour won’t do it now either. But anything less is nothing but electioneering!