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

Prop 22:
Fighting over Scraps

Aug 30, 2010

Prop 22, which will be on the California ballot in November, would prohibit the state from taking local government, transit and transportation funds in order to balance the budget.

The transit union officials back Proposition 22 because they say it will save transit jobs. But the teachers, nurses and firefighter union officials oppose Prop 22 because they say it will mean big cuts in funding and jobs for education, health care and firefighting.

Sounds like the different union officials are asking us to fight each other over scraps.

Why not take the money for ALL these necessary services from the big corporations, the banks and the wealthy that own them? Stop using state revenue as their private purse.