You bring the torches
Exxon Mobil Corp. posted a quarterly profit of $9.9 billion Thursday, the largest in U.S. corporate history, as it raked in a bonanza from soaring oil and gas prices.I guess you can hardly blame them. They have to know they're not going to have Oil-Whores in the WH forever. Get while the getting's good, they say.
Record profits for Big Oil at a time when consumers are paying sky-high prices for gasoline have brought calls for a windfall profits tax or other penalties on oil companies.