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

Smoke and Mirrors II:
Inflation Rate

Mar 17, 2008

The Consumer Price Index released by the Labor Department remained officially unchanged in February. According to the government, the cost of food held steady and the cost of gasoline actually declined in February.

What?! What planet are they living on?!

Even according to their lying statistics, prices of groceries have skyrocketed from a year ago: Compared to a year ago, bread is up 12%, rice and pasta 13%, cheese 15%, milk 17%–and eggs are up a whopping 25% (and 63% from two years ago!).

We all know how gas prices have leapt up in the last year. And in March, they’ve already jumped up to record levels–a $3.28 average nation-wide.

Maybe prices for their champagne haven’t gone up–but the prices of what WE need sure have!