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

No—Just Smoke and Mirrors

Aug 16, 2010

“We can’t stand by and do nothing while pink slips are given to the men and women who educate our children and keep our communities safe,” so said Obama when Congress passed a bill providing 26 billion dollars in aid to the states and 4.6 billion to school nutrition.

What he didn’t bother to mention was Congress had stolen part of the money to fund the two measures–from the funding for food stamps!

Just at the time when 1.4 million people have been out of work for 99 weeks or more, making them ineligible for further extensions of their unemployment benefits–the politicians are cutting the last program that provides them with something to live on!

It’s hardly something to crow about.