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

Illinois State Business Subsidies

Oct 26, 2015

The Chicago Tribune found that the State of Illinois used its EDGE subsidy program to give companies 269 million dollars in the last four years. The Trib found two-thirds of companies that got money either did not add the workers they promised to add, or they didn’t keep the workers they promised to keep. And 79 companies that got money for adding jobs actually cut 23,369 jobs.

In other words, the program was just another excuse by the state to give money to big business.

Now the politicians say drastic cuts have to be made to the state budget. NO! The money is there! Take it back from big business!