Exxon recently announced its history-making multi-billion dollar profit from 2007, which exceeded its multi-billion dollar profit from 2006.
I am not against making a profit, but I am against such wild profit margins--historical!--in the face of fuel prices that make the average person to make life choices.
Seem like an exaggeration? Consider the minimum wage earners who have to fuel up to go to and from work, let alone the many errands a household may require. Believe me, there are plenty of people who are scrimping where they can--usually in the areas of groceries and health care--so they can afford to drive to work.
Think prices of goods and services outside the fuel industry are already high? Wait until these high diesel fuel costs catch up with the trucking industry, the industry which moves the majority of product in America. As their costs rise, so does the price of their service. As it costs companies more to get their products from place to place, those companies raise prices as well. We cannot sit comfortably back and think these inflated fuel prices only affect "the other guy," because we are all that other guy to one extent or another.
I don't understand why our politicians are not addressing the fuel price issue in any shape or form, other than the power of the oil industry wields due to its combined wealth.