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
Oct 24, 2022
Anyone driving to work or for work has been hating the oil companies for months. Their profits are out of sight. Meanwhile, paychecks have shrunk.
But wait, only two weeks left until the elections, so both big parties are beating the drums louder. The Republicans blame the Democrats for inflation. Mr. Biden begs Mr. Oil Man not to raise prices. And both parties found another figure to blame: Yes, it’s Mr. Putin. Even though oil in the United States does not come from Russia, it’s all Mr. Putin’s fault.
The blame game just might be called Elections-As-Usual. The only thing that would be different is if working people demand paychecks go up just as much as the oil man and the grocer and the landlord raise their prices!