The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Thieves clean up ... again

Nov 21, 2005

Big Oil just reported their profits for the three months of July, August and September. Exxon-Mobil made 9.9 million dollars in profits over three months. Royal Dutch Shell made nine billion; BP made 6.5 billion dollars.

The numbers are so huge they are hard to understand. So what does 9.9 billion dollars mean if it is NOT the profits of one single corporation for three months? It would allow almost 800,000 additional teachers to be put to work.

These corporations claim they are not gouging us; they claim they are simply charging what the law of “supply and demand” dictates.

We have not yet found the way to push back against these rip-off artists with their hands in our pockets. But we don’t have to fall for their lies.