Date registered: Feb 2004
Vehicle: 68 280 SEL, 89 300TE
Location: Washington, the state!
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RE: Exxon Mobil Posts Largest Profit in History
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.
::Familie von Mercedes::
'00 German Sheperd ("Hans")
'89 300 TE 117k
'92 400E (killed in action)
'68 280 SE/8 (High School Sweetheart)
'95 E320 (mother's)
'60 190D (dad's new project)
'05 A6 Allroad 2.7t (dad's ride)
'84 190E (sold)
'90 300CE (brother's)