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Did I ever say it was wrong to make a profit? I said balance, not pure socialism. World record profit while not increasing production to bring the price down on oil, etc. to the consumer is cruel when it affects so many souls.

"not pure socialism"? "souls"? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who are you trying to appeal to?
Who is to be the judge of what is "fair"?
Government?
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Amazing that some lost souls/consumers still are on the side of big oil/corporations. Balance is nowhere to be seen. Gonna take another major recession or fuel shortage to make the masses wise up. Nothing like a brick to the head to get your attention.
Why is it that oil corps are not allowed to
make a profit from what the market well bear?
because the whiners cannot, silly. They make money through government confiscation and redistribution.

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Truly a mean little self serving world you see through your jaundiced point of view.

Rhetoric. Give me a system that works better than capitalism coupled with a democratically elected government. You spew socialist nonsense without offering an alternative. American style capitalism drives the world to prosperity.
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Amazing that some lost souls/consumers still are on the side of big oil/corporations. Balance is nowhere to be seen. Gonna take another major recession or fuel shortage to make the masses wise up. Nothing like a brick to the head to get your attention.
Why is it that oil corps are not allowed to
make a profit from what the market well bear?
because the whiners cannot, silly. They make money through government confiscation and redistribution.

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Truly a mean little self serving world you see through your jaundiced point of view.
Your world view consists of KV's zipper.

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RE: Exxon Mobil Posts Largest Profit in History

"American style capitalism drives the world to prosperity."

Who is prospering here? As the income gap grows in this country, taxes for the super rich keep falling, education is not even in the news...not to mention environmental stuardship.

American style capitalism helps those that have and leaves those that have nothing behind to scrape by. Balance is needed, not pure socialism.

American style capitalism fuels corporate ownership of the world's resources and population, it also fuels unrealistic dreams and false beliefs that more is always better and that we will never run out of resources to devour and throw away.

I believe capitalism is good, i do, but with lobbyists and the super elite running the show, and the population that is kept ignorant and poor by these policies like Joe Blow in Poedunk USA is only a tool for their policies and power control and will never be any the wiser.

It's all about resources, who has them and who doesn't.

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"American style capitalism drives the world to prosperity."

Who is prospering here? As the income gap grows in this country, taxes for the super rich keep falling, education is not even in the news...not to mention environmental stuardship.

American style capitalism helps those that have and leaves those that have nothing behind to scrape by. Balance is needed, not pure socialism.

American style capitalism fuels corporate ownership of the world's resources and population, it also fuels unrealistic dreams and false beliefs that more is always better and that we will never run out of resources to devour and throw away.

I believe capitalism is good, i do, but with lobbyists and the super elite running the show, and the population that is kept ignorant and poor by these policies like Joe Blow in Poedunk USA is only a tool for their policies and power control and will never be any the wiser.

It's all about resources, who has them and who doesn't.


American consumption is what fuels the worlds ecomomies and lifts poor countries up. Without it the world would definitely be in a worse place.
I hope you don't subscribe to the moronic notion of a zero sum gain. Wealth and prosperity are created.



BTW US income has steadily gained across income brackets.


http://www.census.gov/hhes/income/histinc/h01ar.html

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Chip...
You are saying that the only way to prosper is to have capitalisms view of success = money and material possessions. Is that what life is all about? Does money serve basic human needs? I never said anything about zero sum, I said balance, if people or companies make billions because they are based out of our country, infrastructure, economy and people, i am saying that it is only fair that these benefits reach all. When Oil companies make record profits which is part of the system, I don't see how it is fair to the american people that the companies continue to get tax breaks when they don't need them to stay profitable.

Incomes are growing, but not equally, incomes are growing for the rich far faster than the middle class and the poor, hence the income GAP is growing. Not to mention the tax burden is shifting unjustly to the poor.

Don't worry chip, if things don't turn around I'll be out of here in just a few years, this country has become a nation of greed and pointless consumerism and waste, this is not something I plan to support by living here any longer.

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I predict it will not be long before the socialists on this board recommend taking some amount of that profit as "excessive"--as if the company is run for the public benefit.
How many of you have "excess" cash in your pockets?--Please email me and I will arrange for its pick up.
This government currently operates at the worst deficit in history, while corporations are posting profits like this and now pay little in taxes. I think I would call this "stealing".
What did you expect? The President is from Texas [:o)]
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American consumption is what fuels the worlds ecomomies and lifts poor countries up. Without it the world would definitely be in a worse place.
Man, even my 11-years old son is smarter, than this.
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BTW US income has steadily gained across income brackets.


http://www.census.gov/hhes/income/histinc/h01ar.html
You are kidding right? Your statistics end in 2003. Is there a reason for them doing that?
The inflation adjustment is a lie. 64 grands in 1970 is worth 64 grands in 2003 dollars?
Try to compare it to gasoline and real-estate prices.
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