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!