The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

D.C. Bridges falling down, falling down ...

Sep 10, 2007

On August 24, concrete fell from the Route 193 bridge onto the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Just a couple days later, Metro had several fires, causing trains to stop between stations and closing several stations.

Washington D.C. is the capital of the richest country in the world – and they can’t even keep the trains running or the bridges from shedding concrete on the roads below. What gives?

It’s simple. The government takes our tax money and gives it to wealthy corporations. Those wealthy corporations in turn gamble our money on the stock market. That’s why there is no money to upgrade Metro’s electrical capacity and no money to fix the bridges we drive on and under.