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

Attack on Public Workers’ Pensions

Aug 20, 2012

Governor Pat Quinn called the Illinois legislature into a special session to take up public workers’ pensions. The governor calls for workers to pay more out of their checks for pensions and retire at an older age.

Last year, Republicans in neighboring Wisconsin attacked public workers’ pensions.

This year in Illinois, the Democrats control state government, and they are doing the same thing.

The capitalists are waging a nationwide campaign against public workers’ pensions, looking to steal the money for themselves. Politicians of both parties are helping them do it.