Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Windfall Profits Tax? How Stupid Can You Be?

I am as unhappy with fuel prices as the next guy. I just finished driving about 1200 miles while on vacation. I planned my vacation late last year when gasoline prices were much lower.

However, this idea that the oil companies must be "punished" for making money is childish at best and is Marxist. Looks like Dick Durbin has been re-reading his copy of Das Kapital. Durbin made the following disturbing statement: "The oil companies need to know that there is a limit on how much profit they can take in this economy."

That statement should send chills down your spine. If Obama becomes president and the Senate gets enough seats to overcome a GOP filibuster, you can expect things like this to be rammed down our throats.

Maybe your company makes too much money. Should the government tell you how much profit it enough? Should the government tell ANYBODY how much profit is enough? Talk about running roughshod over the Constitution!!

Besides that, does Congress think taking the oil company profits will drive the price of fuel down? Are they really that stupid? No, they aren't and they know it won't help. Their greed far exceeds that of the oil companies and they have done nothing to deserve it. They have not provided any products or services that have benefitted us. They are nothing more than thieves in suits.

Contact your senators and tell them you oppose this Marxist legislation.

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