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

At the Bottom of Their List

Oct 6, 2008

To entice more legislators to pass the bailout bill, leaders of Congress filled it with all sorts of pork in the form of corporate tax breaks.

But “just in case” that wasn’t enough for them to go against what they were hearing from 90% of people they supposedly represent, they also had a “backup plan”: an option to add an extension for unemployment benefits.

That’s right: they held out something that would have actually helped ordinary people, “just in case” it was needed.

But the bill passed easily with just the corporate pork–so the unemployment extension wasn’t added!

Truly, this shows who they really represent.