OK, I've been extremely negligent in my posting and growing a business is not an excuse...I'm sorry.
Back to the story at hand. I just read that Exxon announced a Q1 $8.4Billion (with a "B") profit. Excessive, probably. Wrong, no way. I only dream of a day where I can run an 8 Billion dollar profit. Of course the public, the government hacks and the media are blowing this out of proportion. Now my car drinks the expensive stuff, 93 to be exact, so I complain just like the next guy, but if the government really wants to do something about the price consumers pay for gas, they should just repeal or lower the tax on gas, even for a month or two. The federal and state government make a bigger profit on a gallon of gas then the greedy oil companies.
Where I live for example (MN), I pay 38.4 Cents per gallon to the government in taxes (18.4 federal, 20 State). Who's greedy here, the government or the oil companies?
You can't force companies to lower prices, but couldn't the government lower the burden on their constituents by repealing the gas tax?
Of course, why would they? They've been sucking on that breast for to long to care.