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

Bloomfield Hills:
Who Needs ‘Em!

Jun 22, 2015

The city of Bloomfield Hills decided once again to thumb its nose at the Detroit area’s regional bus system.

The city commission voted 3-2 to continue opting out of the SMART bus system servicing Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. This wealthy suburb apparently decided that $750,000 a year–or $300 added to their multimillion-dollar mansions’ property taxes–was too much to pay!

The two commissioners who voted for bus service pointed out that while few Bloomfield residents take the bus, the service would help those who work in the city but live elsewhere. You know–all those who actually do the work for the residents of Bloomfield Hills.

Maybe that’s the problem for those who voted against bus service–they don’t want any working class Detroiters coming out to their fine rich suburb.

So let them do all their own work for themselves!