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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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

Detroit Mayor Bares His Fangs

Aug 17, 2009

Detroit’s new mayor Dave Bing is only a first-term politician. He hasn’t yet learned to hide what he thinks behind flattering phrases. And in an interview for the Detroit Free Press, he showed exactly what he thinks of Detroit city workers and the working people of Detroit. He said:

“Instead of people bellyaching about losing their job with the city, take the challenge of going out and getting the necessary training so they can get a job, maybe a better job, in another industry. People who think that their jobs ought to be protected are unrealistic.”

Bellyaching?! How dare he!! People have put their whole work lives slaving away for the city–of COURSE they expect to have a job! And they should!!

What BS! Bing’s repeating the same old lie that there are jobs out there, if only people went out and got more education! Tell that to all the people working on advanced degrees, putting themselves further into debt, only to find themselves STILL without a job.