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

Helpless Democrats?

Mar 19, 2007

Today the Democratic Party completely controls Illinois state government: governor, assembly and senate. The Illinois Assembly just overwhelmingly voted to roll back the 24% electric rate increase. But Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, a Democrat, says he is against the rate freeze and so will prevent any Senate vote.

What? One man, Emil Jones, can stand in the way of a rate rollback? Are the Democratic senators helpless?

No, they just agree to play this little charade to help out ComEd.