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

Down, but not far enough

Nov 3, 2008

The recent fall in gasoline prices had some of us breathing a short sigh of relief – until we remembered how much we’re still being gamed! Just four years ago we were paying less than $2.00 a gallon – and only $1.50 a gallon five years ago.

And all this time, the profits of the oil companies have been soaring. Exxon just announced its largest profit ever – almost 15 billion dollars in just one three-month period! And Exxon is just one of the big five international oil companies.

Even with gas prices down some, we’re still being taken for an incredibly expensive ride!