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 Little Help from Their Friends

Jun 14, 2010

What is the government doing to alleviate the jobs crisis? The politicians claim they are “stimulating” the economy and Congress did pass three huge jobs “stimulus” bills, one under Bush and two under Obama. Together they cost close to one trillion dollars.

But the bulk of this money went to the capitalist class in the form of tax breaks for business and sweet heart contracts with various companies. As for the jobs–anyone seen any?

These bills only “stimulated” the growth of profits ... for companies already swimming in cash!