Big Oil: Royal Doyle Foil
Big Oil executives from Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Conoco, BP, and Shell Petroleum summoned Governor Jim Doyle, (D-Wis) before an investigative panel today in Houston. They were determined to probe his confiscatory taxation upon the people of Wisconsin.
Exxon executive Lee Raymond opened the inquiry, "To our customers, today's hearing is about shared sacrifices in tough times versus state government greed. Working people struggle with high taxation and your sacrifices appear to be nothing."
Chevron CEO, David O'Reilly, stated, "In the midst of pain, in the midst of suffering, the public sees headlines about record taxation." "Wisconsin's gasoline tax is over three times as much per gallon as oil company profits."
Governor Doyle defended his practices stating that Wisconsin state government invests millions in developing and strengthening WEAC's grip and control over public education-- for the children. Wisconsin also works to assist law firms to reap huge rewards in suits against evil Wisconsin corporations. Doyle concluded that large investments are also required to strengthen state controls over its residents, veto legislative acts, keep guns out of the hands of law abiding citizens, and fund his re-election campaign.
Many of the oil executives complained that Governor Doyle should have been sworn in before testifying, but others realized, that since Doyle is a politician, he wouldn't have comprehended the terms of the oath.