Tiniest violin in the world
Oh, my, I'm just so worried for the future of corporations like Exxon-Mobil under the impending Obama administration:
Exxon Mobil (XOM, Fortune 500), the leading U.S. oil company, said its third-quarter net profit was $14.83 billion, or $2.86 per share, up from $9.41 billion, or $1.70, a year earlier. That profit included $1.45 billion in special items.
Exxon's prior record was $11.68 billion in the second quarter of 2008.
Lordy, how could Der Comrade Obama possibly expect these guys to pay a bit more in taxes? Why, raise the top tax rate and they'll be reduced to begging on streetcorners, eating out of garbage cans and wearing empty barrels.
ABOVE: Rex W. Tillerson, six months from now
Won't somebody please think of the CEOs?