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

A Sharper Image

Oct 15, 2012

General Electric, like many companies, has forced its employees to pay more for health care. The company has 85,000 white collar workers in the U.S. and another 45,000 blue collar workers. To cut its health costs, it recently forced all workers to pay larger deductibles.

The results are in: GE employees are using far fewer tests, such as MRIs and CT scans.

But wait–who makes MRI and CT scan machines? It’s General Electric!

Thus we see the vicious circle–bosses so greedy for more profit that they destroy their own market!