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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Obama Hits Back

I'm not one of those conspiracy guys who think the big oil companies are entirely evil entities; I realize that they're just businesses that are run by human beings who don't necessarily want to burn this planet down just to make a profit for themselves. And I even realize that the oil companies are not the primary cause for high oil and gas prices; the energy market is a complicated industry with dozens of different factors affecting markets and fuel prices. But you can't deny that they've been making record profits during the recent energy crunch and actually, over the last several years. And not record profits like. "Wow, we've never made so much money before." I'm talking record profits like, "Wow, no corporation or entity in the history of the human race has ever made this much money! Ever!"

So no, I can't, and don't, blame them for our recent energy problems. But our government has spent billions of dollars in the past on extensive bailouts and corporate subsidies for these motherfuckers, so when they're making more money than God while the average American can't pay their mortgage and feed their children at the same time, I have no problem with taking a little piece of that pie back for the people. Enter Barack Obama and his idea for a windfall profits tax:
And John McCain's plan to increase offshore drilling? Well, it seems to be paying off for him at least:

The Washington Post reported that McCain received $1.1 million from oil and gas industry executives and employees in June -- three-quarters of which came after he called for lifting the ban on offshore drilling on June 16.

1 comment:

sterling said...

I can certainly see both sides of this argument, but I'm with you. Screw these guys.