Oh the irony.... Does any one else see the irony in the govvernment going
after BP for spilling oil while no is going after the government for loosing
$11,000,000,000,000.00. Talk about the fox watching over the hen house...
That is comparing apples to oranges. Congress is legislating expenditures
and taxes. No congresscritter wanting to be reelected is going to impose
taxes, at least not yet. "They" will have to do that because expenditures
are too large, and while some can be cut, many cannot for reasons good and
The difference is that reckless behavior on the part of the government
results in bigger government and the people who engaged in the reckless
behavior getting even more power (Barney Frank, Chris Dodd for example)
while such behavior in the private sector gets prosecuted and people get
fired or go to jail.
There is never a situation where having more rounds is a disadvantage
Well sort'a but not totally.
What I see is government going after a company that probably has more
expertise in solving the problem than itself. The government seems to be
wanting to "take down" the company that hopefully will be the one to solve
the problem, if they can survive the government's actions.
I see the government's actions causing BP to disappear long before BP can
solve and clean up the problem, and guess who covers the cost then.
The government needs to focus more on balancing it's budget than putting on
a show that will be detrimental to all of us if it's actions causes BP to
If the government properly takes care of business many will suffer. If the
government does not take care of business "EVERY ONE" will suffer. There
will be suffering because of the government's reckless ways, that is a fact.
I see your point, but disagree. This is not a case of the governemnt
taking over the doing of the spill containment, but rather the government
pushing BP to set aside enough money to take care of its (ethical)
obligations. Discussions have been had over whether it would be
"better" for BP to declare bankruptcy and letting the courts and lawyers
take a cut of what's left before there is a payoff of legitimate claims.
I happen to believe that it is right to let BP clean up the mess, no
matter what it costs, including paying for damages caused indirectly by
the oil fouling just about everything. If BP North America and whoever
owns/operates the equipment that blew up do not have enough money, BP
worldwide should pay.
My opinion doesn't count, I know. It also is not helpful in making sure
that everyone, including the governor of Louisiana and President Obama,
do indeed all that should be done.
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