Click on the link and check out this low down, dirty, son of a...sorry getting a little carried away. This man is Lee Raymond. Why is he smiling? Well, that’s easy; he is the chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp. The reason he is smiling is because third quarter profit for oil companies has risen, even though the hurricanes have shut down some refineries and caused major problems for Big Oil. Or so we were thought.
Last year at this time, the oil industry made profits of $76.38 billion, notice that is not for the whole year, just up to this point in the year. This year the oil industry has already made a profit of $100.72 billion. What does this mean? I think it means that while many Americans are slowly being killed by gas prices, jackals like Mr. Raymond are profiting off of our misery.
If there was some way to boycott oil, I would do it, but oil is in everything. If only our government could do something to try and stabilize these gas prices, but I do not see that happening in the near future. Something has go to give because these people running the oil companies do not care about how bad this makes them look. All they think it makes them look like is rich.
Perhaps what we should do is take the extra profits they made this year and use that to help with the rebuilding of New Orleans. There is a lot that could be done with that money. Perhaps we could buy off all the Iraqis and the insurgents and quietly slip out the back door? If only it were that easy.
I do not know what could be done other than these greedy weasels lowering the price of gas. I mean when is enough too much? Is there really that big a difference between $75 billion and $100 billion? Do these men feel nothing for the common man? I believe we will find when the fourth quarter profits are even larger that the answer is no.