That was the CNN headline. Honestly I don’t want to make this a political blog and I won’t but when I saw this today I thought *#$%!. (The Elusive Donna prohibits me from spelling out what I actually thought.) We keep blaming the guys cranking out the oil for the high prices we pay at the pump. We line up like lambs to the slaughter at the gas pumps. We keep going along with the idea that it’s just the cost of crude that keeps the price going up. Turns out, not so much.
Exxon didn’t make the same profit as last year. Exxon didn’t just make a profit this year. Exxon shatters profit records.
My issue with this is mostly around the cost of heating oil. There are families who depend on heating oil to keep from freezing to death. It’s not about cutting back on their trips to the Quickie Mart. We don’t have a choice whether we put oil in our tank unless we also choose to lose our house and or choose to freeze to death. Somebody somewhere needs to explain to one of the “godly conservative political leaders” in the U.S. and Canada that the WWJD answer is that Jesus wouldn’t shatter profit records on the backs of the working poor. It staggers my imagination that CNN can report this and we don’t all take to the streets and drop by the corporate offices of EXXON and CHEVRON and CONOCO and discuss a rebate together.
Help me out here with a reality check. Does this seem insane and immoral to anyone but me?