The problem with this big company perception is that no entity in the country, other than maybe Congress itself, is less admired by the public than big corporations. We all want to root for the little guy, and GE, IBM, Exxon Mobil and the like just aren't sympathetic. For Bolen to appear before Congress to explain why these companies can't afford to pay new fees to fly their multi-million dollar jets in the ATC system just doesn't work. And with oil companies as NBAA members the problem is even worse. And the airlines know it. That's why in their advertisements they use Exxon Mobil as the specific example of why fat cats in their jets should pay more. With reports of Exxon Mobil's record profits, and a new price posted at the pump daily, Congress can only win points by beating up on the company and its flight department.