A nation of SUV drivers are outraged that their gluttony of oil
consumption is resulting in huge profits to the largest oil producer.

Under the circumstances, it seems to me that everything is working
the way it's supposed to.

--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> http://tinyurl.com/r8ev2
>  Senate Panel Demands Oil Co. Tax Records; GOP Calls for Rebates,
> Drilling in Alaska 

> 04-27-2006 12:31 AM
> By H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer

> [...]
> The Senate Finance Committee provided additional evidence of the
> lawmakers' scramble to respond. In a rare move, the panel
> tax returns from the country's major oil and gas companies as part
> an investigation into industry profits and soaring gasoline costs.
> Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the committee's chairman, said
> senators were concerned about the "record profits and significant
> executive compensation in the oil and gas industry."
> "I want to make sure the oil companies aren't taking a speed pass
> the tax man," Grassley said in a statement.
> With gasoline prices soaring and oil companies announcing record
> profits, "it's relevant to know what the real financial picture is
> for this industry," added Montana Sen. Max Baucus, the panel's
> ranking Democrat.
> It's highly unusual for the Senate committee to seek corporate tax
> records. The last time it made such a request to the IRS it
> the tax records of the bankrupt Enron Corp.
> The committee announcement came as Washington scrambled to respond
> public anger over soaring gasoline prices _ $3 a gallon or more in
> many parts of the country _ and try to contain the political

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