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

Gas Prices:
They Collect, We Pay

Jun 11, 2018

Gas prices hit a four-year high this past Memorial Day. The average price for regular gas is about $3.00 a gallon. Compared to $2.40 a year ago, that’s a crushing 25% increase. In certain regions, the increase was even worse. For example, in California, gas averages $3.73 per gallon, compared to $3.10 a year ago.

Everyone driving will pay at least $320 more this year as a result of these skyrocketing gas prices.

The rich will benefit, as always. Not only do higher prices hit richer people much less than poorer ones, many also collect income from the profits of the oil industry.