Originally posted by freemarketsocialist
Mobil. Shell, BP and Chevron have all our money.
edit on 3-9-2012 by freemarketsocialist because: (no reason given)
Not really. In some cases governments make as much per gallon (taxes) as the oil companies do. They don't like this to be common knowledge,
Oil companies take HUGE risks and they have many, many failures. Then when they succeed, they often succeed big. It's why the business is so exciting
- it's big or it's nothing. There's not much in-between.
We are supported by this industry, and I'm very much into environmentalism. I know it's easy to look on the outside and just see huge profits, but
there's more to it than that. It's a vast industry. The public & governments should always be pressuring these companies to be cleaner and more
responsible - but these companies drive the economy and massive amounts of environmental research, too.
I've approached them on occasion for large amounts of money for schools & other charitable events - and have never been turned down. Oil & gas
companies predominantly support my childrens' school (it is an overseas private school, our only option here).
When you can't get rid of the "devil" make him work for you.