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

What a Trillion Dollars Could Do

Jun 8, 2015

Analysts project that the dividends and cash from stock buy-backs paid to U.S. shareholders this year will set a new record, topping $1 trillion.

Instead of going to these mostly wealthy shareholders, if this trillion dollars were split evenly among the 35 million U.S. workers earning less than $12 dollars an hour, each of them would get a pay raise of nearly $30,000 or about $15 an hour–more than doubling their rate of pay.

Sounds like a much better use of this money!