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

Giving Away Baltimore

May 2, 2011

City officials just gave a nice gift to Patrick Turner, the millionaire investor involved in a billion-dollar Baltimore development project. He gets another parcel of land worth half a million dollars for–nothing. He pays no property tax on it. In exchange, he plants some trees and bushes, and keeps it up as a park, which will increase the value of his upscale development next door.

And the politicians claim Baltimore is broke. Well, no wonder!