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(WashPost) Familiar Back and Forth With Oil Executives
(AP) Congress Presses Oil Chiefs on Profits

Ahhh, that old familiar sound. Ka-ching, ka-ching! Do I hear 4 bucks a gallon? how about 5? The top executives of the Big Five–and when I say Big, I mean HUMONGOUS–were in Congress to explain how they managed to get record profits and STILL be subsidized by the Federal government. To a man, it wasn’t their fault. Their huge profits were in line with other industries. HUH? Say WHAT? Bear Sterns just went belly-up, banks are crashing in Europe, the bottom has fallen out of the housing market, and they say obscene profits are “in line”? Well, I guess the head of the line, 100 yards downfield of the second in line is still in line. It all depends on what a line is. Oh, they got hard hit by tough questions like, “How come you’re not investing in alternate energy research?” Well, there’s a good answer for that. THEY DON’T HAVE TO. Congressman, you act as if an oil company is supposed to behave responsibly. Corporations have no responsibility to act responsibly. Their only responsibility is to make the biggest profits they can get. And guess what. WE have made it easy for them to do that…

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