Kick this system to the curb
March 29, 2002 | Page 4
Dear Socialist Worker,
It's politics as usual here in Massachusetts. First, the legislature approved $30 million in budget cuts. Then, Governor Swift announced she is plugging the gap with other monies. Now, Swift has announced her own round of budget cuts across the board.
I work for an agency that provides services to homeless people. Eventually these cuts will trickle down to my agency and possibly my job.
This highlights the sick irony of a capitalist system: When the economy slows down, tax revenues also slow down, so the politicians respond by cutting programs that help those who are kicked to the curb by a recession.
What are we to do? Keep on fighting the system. Build unity among left and progressive movements. Only then we can kick this system to the curb.
Bruce Burleson, Boston