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

A Sick Policy Spreads Disease

May 4, 2009

President Obama responded to the swine flu problem saying, “If you are sick, stay home.”

What a stupid remark! Who wants to go to work when they have a fever and feel like hell? No one, Mr. President! We go to work when we are sick because we don’t want to lose our jobs! Especially now. During a recession.

More than 59 million people have no paid sick time at all. More than 75% of women, low-wage workers have no paid sick days. And who takes care of sick children?

If President Obama wants us to stay home, fine. Let him write the notes to all the bosses! Not to mention, pay our sick days!