Speaking of failing Econ 101....
What do you think happens to the price of gas at the pump if the gov't slaps on another tax to the oil companies? They just raise the price you pay.
How much money do you think the oil companies earn off a gallon of gas compared to what the gov't takes? Of the two, who makes a bigger impact on the price of gas?
Do you really think demand is low? Do you realize the USA isn't the only consumer of oil? Have you heard what is going on in China and India?
If a company does not turn a profit, how long do you think they will be in business?
What exactly makes "Big oil" evil? Is "Big oil" more evil than "big food"? How about "big software"?