April 19, 2006
Exxon Mobil's 'In Your Face' Rape And Pillage Of AmericaTopics: Corporate Greed
Gasoline prices are surging toward highs not seen since the wake of Hurricane Katrina last fall - the national average now stands at $2.68 a gallon, some experts are predicting $3.00 a gallon before long, all while oil companies are making record profits by raping and pillaging American drivers - and don't give me that crap about adjustments for inflation and todays dollar - I'm not buying it anymore. And Bill O'Reilly agrees:
Many of us can expect to pay $3 a gallon for gasoline this summer, thanks to some speculators who are bidding up the price of oil and to the oil companies who love that kind of speculation so they can raise prices accordingly.With that in mind, and after reading about Exxon Mobil's "in your face greed" and their $400 million, share of the booty awarded to their CEO (one Democratic Senator called it a "shameful display of greed"), I've decided to do two things - establish a new category on this blog entitled "corporate greed", and never never never ever buy anything from Exxon Mobil or it's subsidiaries for the rest of my life. I suggest you do the same, and pass it around.
Remember, the oil companies don't have to raise prices. They can make huge profits without reacting to the speculators. But why do that when a few speculators provide them with an excuse to charge as much as they can this kind of going to the penitentiary? Now that's the truth and if you don't believe me, hey, that's up to you.
And BTW, we need to wise up and stop falling for the line about higher crude oil prices pushing up gasoline costs, or the one about demand having anything to do with it, - that's a complet line of crap. Think about it, those oil prices are not fueled by actual market demand - they're driven by pure speculation. As for the gasoline prices, they're being fueled now by nothing but corporate greed. Otherwise, how in the hell can gasoline prices be so damned high, oil prices be sky high, and AT THE SAME TIME Corporate profits are going even higher? So high that Exxon Mobil GIVES AWAY an $400 million to their CEO, money which otherwise would have gone to their shareholders. The point here is not where the money went - it's the fact that they made so much money in the first place while consumers end up with far less in their pockets.
Your take-home message here is BOYCOTT EXXON MOBIL - FOREVER!!! We need to pick one oil company and destroy their profits here in America - and Exxon Mobil is as good a target as any of them since they've decided to not only stick it to us but be so "in our face" about it. It's the only way to wake up the oil companies, and Washington. To hell with the demand excuse, we're mad as hell, and we're not willing to take it anymore!
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Posted by Richard at April 19, 2006 8:02 AM
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