The rising cost of oil, and gasoline in particular, is
having an effect on everything, further stretching the limits of the already
strained wallets of US workers. The oil and energy barons are making big
profits at the expense of US workers. It is time to call for the expropriation
of these parasites.
The US Marxists analyse the situation that is developing in
the USA, dealing with the deepening economic crisis, the impact of the ongoing
war in Iraq, the upcoming elections and the future that awaits the US workers
Inflation in the USA is rising across the board. And
it's not just housing, gasoline, heating, transportation, health care and
education. The cost of that most basic of all necessities - food - is now also
quickly rising for American workers and their families.
Almost overnight, the media, corporate CEOs and government officials
have gone from proclaiming that the U.S. would somehow avoid an
economic slump, to all but recognizing that the country has probably
already entered a recession. They are simply acknowledging what
millions of workers have known for months and even years: the economy
is in trouble, and working people and the poor are being hit hard.
Many people are looking to the Democrats, and in particular
to Barack Obama for a real change, especially when it comes to the Iraq war. But
on the question of war and foreign policy, does Obama really differ from the
current White House administration, or from his party mate Hillary Clinton, or
for that matter, from the entire DC political establishment?