Oil company profits are expected to hit record highs in the first quarter of the year, topping their former best year of 2008. Profits at Exxon Mobile, are expected to jump 50% with ConocoPhillips, up by 33%.
How are things going for you?
Our current state of affairs, including the three or four wars we’re in, while bad for the nation, appear to be very good for big oil. Think about it the next time you go in to get fleeced at your local gas station. Think about it again when you go to the polls in 2012. Well, actually, by then it’ll be too late. People need to start raising hell right now, letting their elected leaders know they’ll be out on their fannies if they don’t do something about big oil and the other major industries that are gouging our economic eyes out, while destroying the American middle and upper-middle class.
Our politicians have been bought off by big oil. Their focus is on what’s best for the oil companies, not what’s best for the the vast majority of Americans, who don’t hold millions of dollars in stock with Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Shell or ConocoPhillips.
It took a huge push by the public and a massive march on Washington, to get America’s leaders to abide by the will of the people to take action on civil rights. It took another huge push, and several marches on D.C., to get the country out of Vietnam.
It may be time to start marching again. Time to let our elected leaders know they’ll be gone in 2012, if they don’t refocus their priorities, putting not the oil companies, not the wars overseas, not the insurance and pharmaceutical industries, not big agribusiness, but the majority of the American people at the top of the list.
It’s what they’re supposed to be doing. It’s their job. Oh, and there are lots of people blowing smoke out there. Lots of PR pros, hired by the big companies to convince us little people that we really aren’t smart enough to understand what’s going on. Don’t buy into it. We’re being hosed.