posted on Feb, 10 2006 @ 07:48 AM
Sadly (for you) your parents did (or do) not care for you enough to insure you receive a proper education and thus you are left with whatever leftist
dreck the public schools pour into your little brains. Additionally, I am not possessed of the time, patience or inclination to correct all of your
However, please try to understand the following: Oil exploration is very expensive and risky proposition. Investors deploy their dollars so as to
garner the greatest return. If those dollars generate an insufficient return, they will be deployed elsewhere and you and I will walk. I would rather
pay than walk.
Additionally, in FY 2004 Exxon paid nearly %40 percent of its REVENUE (not PROFITS) in taxes. I would regard that as confiscatory. If you believe
otherwise, than you are either stupid or a communist. In either case, you might consider moving to Cuba.
If you wish to participate in Exxon’s “record” profits, then buy their stock.
Lenin, offering additional proof that even a stop clock tells the right times twice a day, observed that one may ration a resource by money or time.
That is, if you don’t want to wait, you’ll have to pay and if you don’t want to pay, you’ll have to wait.
So, if one were to regulate oil company profits, there would be extensive gas lines, since investor would invest their dollars elsewhere. I, for one,
would rather pay than wait.