Tuesday, August 15, 2006
It's all in the facts
The Brazosport Facts, that is:
Calling himself the "people's lawyer," Van Os spoke about the "special mystique" of Texas and its historic plight for constitutional democracy and system of checks and balances.
The people of Texas have always said no to monopoly power, but "we are living under a reign of greed," Van Os said before speaking about oil companies and gas prices that are reaching $3 a gallon.
At Exxon Mobil, net profits for the second quarter of 2006 were $10.7 billion, Van Os said. Oil companies are profiting while Texans are struggling to figure out how to make their paychecks stretch to cover rising gasoline costs, he said.
"The oil companies are killing us," Van Os said, later adding there is a difference between healthy, free enterprise and greed run wild.
"They want us to think there is nothing anybody can do about it," he said. But he referred to Article 1, Section 26, of the Texas Constitution, "that monopolies are contrary to the genius of free government and shall never be allowed."
posted by PDiddie at 6:20 AM
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