Mobil/Exxon and Chevron Complaint - Oil Company Rip-Off Of Customers
LACEY, WASHINGTON -- Back when gasoline was costing us nearly four dollars a gallon, I told people the oil companies were ripping us off, and people said I was nuts. I told them that they had short memories because they could not remember the year before, when they were charging high prices, and people and states charged them with gouging the public. They protested to the government that they were not gouging, that their profit margin was so low, they were barely scraping by. Then, at the end of the fiscal year, they were trumpeting how they had made record profits, referred to by one oil company executive as obscene profits. Now they have done the same thing once more, having found they can get away with it. We were paying around $4.00 a gallon for gas, and similar prices for other petroleum products. Heating oil went sky high, as did Diesel fuel, jet fuel, and kerosene. Grocery prices went sky high high, because it took fuel in so many stages etc. Well, at the end of January, the oil companies dropped the other shoe. They were bragging in segments on CNN and Headline News that they had made record profits. They made those record profits by gouging everyone who used any kind of fuel.
Come on, Obama, you are making all this big talk, take these oil companies to the woodshed and give them the paddling they so richly deserve. They steal from the public and the government, then sit there with a sheepish grin and lie like a wet rug. Why haven't the oil companies been charged under the RICO laws for theft and perjury?