Originally Posted by WhiteLightning
Maybe you should buy stock in the oil companies.
I agree with Dave. I'm a Bush-hater like the best of 'em, but you're talking about oil companies which were profitable long before Bush could walk. As long as you turn on your lights, heat your food, and drive your car/truck/motorcycle, you use oil.
There are in fact windfall taxes in place to penalize companies like Exxon and Marathon Oil which reap huge profits. The US Senate is in fact considering enforcing the windfall tax in light of recent events in New Orleans and Florida.
Solution: Instead of spending $100.00 bucks at the bar this weekend, save the money and buy some stock and ride the wave. Then you can take the money you made on the dividends and buy more kayak gear.