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loveDmouse
07-31-2008, 03:23 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/07/31/business/main4310113.shtml

:headache:

big kahuna1
07-31-2008, 03:30 PM
Their net profits are like 10% vs GOOGLE and YAHOO which are around 30%. Their just selling more gas so they are making more profit but at the same profit margin as when gas prices were lower. We need to slap Pelosi and Reed around and get em' off their butts and do something for a change besides blame Bush for all their mistakes. Want to tax excess profits then start with GOOGLE!!!

loveDmouse
07-31-2008, 03:34 PM
Yeah, the blame George Bush for everything. People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

terri01p
07-31-2008, 03:37 PM
I'm not a cursing person, but this almost got me. :headache:

ntsammy5
07-31-2008, 04:16 PM
Does this really surprise anyone? I know that it is the rate of return that really counts, but $12BILLION for a quarter? That's obscene.

Gatordad
07-31-2008, 04:18 PM
considering that the private guys make up 15% of the world's business, and exxonmobil is 3% of the "pot" if you will, imagine what the other guys are making.

2goofycampers
07-31-2008, 04:21 PM
Their net profits are like 10% vs GOOGLE and YAHOO which are around 30%. Their just selling more gas so they are making more profit but at the same profit margin as when gas prices were lower. We need to slap Pelosi and Reed around and get em' off their butts and do something for a change besides blame Bush for all their mistakes. Want to tax excess profits then start with GOOGLE!!!

I heard that Pelosi wants to raise the Fed. tax on gas by .10 cents, rumor or truth?

Gatordad
07-31-2008, 04:37 PM
she'd have a better chance of removing tuesday from the calendar.

AuburnJen92
07-31-2008, 06:09 PM
I heard that Pelosi wants to raise the Fed. tax on gas by .10 cents, rumor or truth?

oh no, very much the truth, and obama is right there with her...brilliant thing to do in a recession...:scared1:

des1954
07-31-2008, 06:24 PM
I heard that Pelosi wants to raise the Fed. tax on gas by .10 cents, rumor or truth?

Truth. She better watch herself...snipers are real & they are good shots.

The article I read on Exxon/Mobil estimates they make $90,000.00 per minute profit.

I've said it before & I'll say it again. It's time each voting American votes in new blood and votes out the incumbants. Why do you think obscene profits are allowed while bankruptcy filings are escalating? All the politicians scratch each others backs!!!

As far as President goes, close your eyes and pick one - it doesn't matter cause they are both morally deficient. All other offices, study the candidates carefully, and GET RID OF THE INCUMBANTS!!

2goofycampers
07-31-2008, 06:42 PM
2nd quarter US economy was up 1.9 percent, due to stimulus checks maybe.

des1954
07-31-2008, 06:51 PM
2nd quarter US economy was up 1.9 percent, due to stimulus checks maybe.

You are partially correct on that one. The first part of July, my DH's sales results at H. H. Gregg were great! No more checks issued = no more sales. :headache:

ftwildernessguy
07-31-2008, 08:01 PM
I can't believe the whining about their stock values when the rest of the market is going in the toilet.

Hmmmm - I wonder what insurance company profits are like?

AuburnJen92
07-31-2008, 08:26 PM
I know that State Farm wants them to be better than they are now, they just asked for a 47% rate hike for homeowners policies for this coming year. They just got a 51% hike two years ago.

RvUsa
07-31-2008, 08:31 PM
WHAT? Man I love my state farm guy, but I may have to shop around!

AuburnJen92
07-31-2008, 08:32 PM
oops, sorry, you don't live in florida, yours won't be going up that high

didn't mean to kick that bp up...

my bad

RvUsa
07-31-2008, 08:37 PM
Sheesh, I was about to stroke out! I stretch the dollar bill so far it is transparent, it won't stretch any farther without breaking.:lmao: