by blondesense liz
Senate Panels Approve Offshore Oil Drilling Bills: Liability Cap Would Be Removed, Regulation Increased. Sounds good.
Meanwhile some Republicans fear that all these requirements and removal of liability cap would hurt all the but the largest off shore drilling corporations... hmm... gotta keep corporate interests in mind first, eh? Some from both (actually the same) parties were concerned that these regulations would stifle offshore drilling... and that's bad?
How about looking at it this way: the regulations would force companies to investigate alternative energy sources that wouldn't damage the environment (and they wouldn't have to waste profits cleaning it up) and they could still make tons of money and not go to hell when they die?
Why aren't the Tea Baggers demanding that the Government hold BP liable for all the cleanup expenses? They support BP! Idiots. Why should US taxpayers pay for this? Aren't the tea baggers on an anti-tax crusade? How stupid are these people? I'd have joined them if they actually made any sense and if one of them could do simple arithmatic. And why aren't they against funding the wars?
A whistle blower will testify before a Senate panel that "BP is deliberately sinking oil with the toxic chemical disbursant Corexit, to hide the size of the oil spill. By sinking the oil before it can be collected, BP won’t have to pay fines on it." Of course if you listen to Republicans, they would rather that US taxpayers foot the cleanup bill anyway.
Now The EPA says that the dispersants are safe... well... only slightly toxic. I do not trust the EPA after they claimed that the air in NYC was safe to breath after the collapse of the twin towers on 9/11/01.
Who do the DC representatives represent anyway?
Let's take away their health benefits and give them term limits. Let's make them take citizenship tests and IQ tests before they can even run for office.
"Demagogue: one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots": -H.L. Mencken