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

Happy Bi-Partisanship!

Sep 17, 2012

The day the Chicago teachers started to strike, Republican vice-presisdential candidate Paul Ryan expressed the Republican viewpoint: “Mayor Emanuel is right today in saying that this teacher’s union strike is unnecessary and wrong. We know that Rahm is not going to support our campaign, but on this issue and this day we stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.”

On this both parties agree: teachers are the enemy – that is, the bosses’ enemy.

Obama, of course, didn’t have to say a word. It was his former chief of staff Emanuel and his Education Secretary Arne Duncan who led the charge on the teachers.

It was a perfect bi-partisan agreement.