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

Governor Snyder:
Build a Healthier Michigan?

Oct 3, 2011

With unemployment soaring, Governor Snyder announced this week that the state’s economic future is threatened by Michigan’s “obesity problem”–NOT the jobs problem. Wow!

Saying this–while at the same time slashing welfare and threatening to take $6,000 from each state worker–makes it appear he means to tackle obesity by increasing starvation. Seriously.

And just to make it clear, the state has now cut out food stamps for anyone with assets more than $5,000. In other words, all the unemployed and low-paid workers are supposed to stop eating!