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

Caterpillar Shakedown

Mar 5, 2012

Caterpillar is going to build its new tractor and excavator plant in Athens, Georgia. The company said it will invest 200 million dollars, and the plant will have 1,400 workers. State and local governments will give Caterpillar 78 million dollars in incentives and tax credits. Caterpillar pitted 100 cities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico against one another to see who would give the most. This company doesn’t want to pay taxes, yet expects taxpayers to pay big bucks for its plants.

What a parasite!