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

Child Poverty in the “Golden State”

Jan 9, 2012

Of the six million poor Californians in 2010, 2.2 million were children, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That’s about one in four children, in one of the richest areas in the world, condemned to grow up in poverty.

What makes these statistics even more outrageous is that about half those poor children in California have at least one parent working full-time.

This is the inevitable consequence of decades of attacks on the working class–bosses cutting jobs and workers’ pay to increase their own profits, and government cutting back on public programs and services in order to hand out more money to the bosses.