So if the government takes the most why would you be upset with the oil companies. The following is an eye opening article showing just how much in taxes are paid by Exxon versus how much money they make. http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickschulz/ ... in-profit/
Exxon has a profit margin of 9%. Not very high. Apple has a profit margin of 23%.[/quote]
Those numbers just tell me that Apple is performing better than Exxon.
I am having a difficult time guaging if your post is meant to be funny AndyC. Keeping in mind how these huge conglomerates stash hundreds of millions in profits in caribbean shells in order to avoid paying taxes in the US, if you meant to elicit sympathy for their "distress" that is indeed hysterical.
"The bill approved in Congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff would bring the first major tax increase on high earners in 20 years."
Wall Street Journal, Jan 2nd 2013