Friday, April 28, 2006
With all the money the oil companies are making......
(Go see Fuzzy Bear Lioness for the whole and complete story of more corporate greed....)
Maybe they should have to pay a special tax just for that. Or at the very least former Exxon CEO should have to forfeit a piece of his 400 million (yes you read that right....400 MILLION) to help wounded veterans. ( 1% of that and I would be set for life in Thailand...........). And before any of the budding capitalists out there tears into me, I know he did a pretty good job turning the firm around, but 400 MILLION?!?!
April 14, 2006— Soaring gas prices are squeezing most Americans at the pump, but at least one man isn't complaining.
Last year, Exxon made the biggest profit of any company ever, $36 billion, and its
retiring chairman appears to be reaping the benefits.
Exxon is giving Lee Raymond one of the most generous retirement packages in history, nearly $400 million, including pension, stock options and other perks, such as a $1 million consulting deal, two years of home security, personal security, a car and driver, and use of a corporate jet for professional purposes.
Last November, when he was still chairman of Exxon, Raymond told Congress that gas
prices were high because of global supply and demand.
"We're all in this together, everywhere in the world," he testified.
Some are in it more than the rest of us.
"How many yachts are enough Gordon? Where does it all end?"
That sure would buy a lot of these:
And you certainly would never lack for these:
Yes, you pass the wallet biopsy check!