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!