Thieves with both hands in our pockets

For Big Oil the disruption of the oil supply due to Hurricane Katrina was better than a license to print money. They jacked up the fuel prices, and they are keeping them up. Exxon Mobil is making $110 million profit a day this quarter.

So President Bush hurries to their rescue and makes sure they get a tax break!!? That means the American taxpayer has the privilege to subsidize the companies that currently engage in massive price-gouging at the gas stations. Regular gas costs over $3 at the pump. At the same time, we’re paying over $200 million a day for the Iraq War, and now more than that for the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast.

And while I’m on this topic: I would love to see a list of the top-ten companies that get no-bid reconstruction contracts in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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