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

Michigan Roads:
Tax Extortion

Mar 2, 2015

The politicians in Michigan want everyone to vote to raise the sales tax on May 5th, from 6 to 7%. The tax money will supposedly go to fix Michigan’s roads.

Meanwhile, cities, counties and the state are all letting every pothole and crumbling road go unfixed in a brazen attempt to extort the population to tax themselves. The politicians are holding a gun to our heads: give us that vote, or we wreck your roads.

These same politicians voted to give businesses a big tax cut in 2011. And then, it was “discovered” that they didn’t have enough money to fix the roads!

That tax raise would keep the business tax cuts in place, while hitting the rest of us hard.

The money to fix our roads is out there. The corporations have it. They should be made to pay!