• ExxonMobil earns almost $5 million in profit per hour. Their revenue are actually more than the size of the economies of most of the countries in the world. It’s about the same as the economy of Norway.
• Ninety percent of ExxonMobil’s contributions in the 2010 cycle went to Republican candidates. It’s unusual in a democracy, for such a large and important institution to throw its weight on one side.
—STEVE COLL / Investigative Journalists. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner
• In later March, the Senate failed to pass a measure that would end billions of dollars in tax breaks for large oil companies
Source: “Private Empire”: Author Steve Coll on the State-Like Powers, Influence of Oil Giant ExxonMobil // Via: DemocracyNow.org
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