The Spark

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

Oil profits:
Stolen from us

Feb 4, 2008

ExxonMobil announced profits of over 40 billion dollars, the largest profits of any company in history. The three biggest U.S. oil companies made so much profit – ripped from our pockets – it came to ten million dollars every hour of every day, all year long.

Ten million dollars an hour, 87 billion dollars a year – just in profit. What does that mean?

Those profits are equal to more than two million jobs paying $40,000 a year.

Those profits are equal to 14 million people paying for private health insurance.

Instead, a bunch of rapacious executives and investors add to their nauseating wealth in a society filled with misery.