Friday, May 30, 2008

Gas Petition

I know there are tons of opinions on petitions, but if it is a cause I really care about I feel what the heck. With gas being $4.10 by me, I figured I'd sign this.

Dear MoveOn member,

We all know gas prices have skyrocketed over the past year, but it's just supply and demand, right?

Everybody's taking a hit, aren't they?

Well—no.

As millions of Americans struggle to make ends meet, thousands of oil company executives are struggling with a different problem: what to do with all their extra money.

We get record prices, they get record profits. And it's gotta stop.

Tell Congress to pass a windfall profits tax. If big oil companies continue over-charging Americans, some of their ridiculous profits should be invested in green jobs and alternative energy research.

The oil industry's profits are absolutely staggering. In 2007, the industry netted $155 billion. In profit. For context, Barack Obama's plan for a clean energy future calls for $150 billion. Over 10 years.

Subject: They're swimming in our money

Hi,

While we're paying record prices for gas, oil companies are collecting record profits. And it's gotta stop. If big oil companies continue over-charging Americans, some of their ridiculous profits should be invested in green jobs and alternative energy research.

I signed a petition urging Congress to pass a windfall profits tax to do just that. Can you join me at the link below?

http://pol.moveon.org/windfallprofitstax/?r_by=12763-5181869-g3HhTw&rc=paste

Thanks!

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