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

Price of Gas Soars

Feb 18, 2013

The price of gas for our cars is soaring. From January 27 to February 11, the price in the Chicago area went up 36¢ a gallon. The financial sharks drove up the price of oil, giving an excuse for the wholesalers and gas stations to raise the price we have to pay.

When gas goes up like this, we have a lot less to spend on other necessities. It’s why all workers need an automatic increase in our wages hitched to the real increase in the prices we pay.