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

Budget Deficit Lies

Aug 1, 2011

The politicians say that if they can’t work out a budget deal, the government won’t have money to send out Social Security checks.

Why not? Social Security has a trust fund, which is supposed to hold the 2.6 trillion dollar surplus that Social Security built up. Did the fund just disappear? Who stole it? Was it part of the trillions the government gave to the banks? Did it go to the corporations in the tax cut deal?

Whoever got it, get it back from them! Retirees need their monthly check to live.