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

Baltimore City Council Squeezing Us into Poverty

Apr 18, 2011

More than 12,000 properties are about to be auctioned in Baltimore City for unpaid taxes or unpaid water bills. The taxes owed are a few thousand dollars, which is a very good price to buy a house. Investors line up to get these properties on the cheap, knowing they will make a big profit in the future.

Some of the houses in the auction are homeowners behind only a few hundred dollars on their water bills. Yes, in Baltimore more than 200 homeowners lost their homes due to unpaid water bills, some for as little as $250.

The politicians bemoan the fact that 20% of Baltimore residents are living in poverty and 30,000 houses are already vacant. Well, the politicians helped create this horror!