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

Lightfoot—Gas for a Few More

Apr 11, 2022

Chicago’s Mayor Lightfoot does plan to run again. So ... she announced last week a plan to distribute 7.5 million dollars on gift cards for gasoline: 50,000 cards with 150 dollars on each. And she will not leave out the CTA riders: 100,000 will get a $50 transit card. Everyone who wants to try will put their name in—for a lottery—if the proposal gets through the City Council.

Nobody thinks that this is anywhere close to addressing the problem in a real way. It’s just one more proverbial “drop in the bucket.” Of course the oil companies won’t mind having some more government money going straight into their pockets!