“I challenge anyone to tell me there isn’t evil in this world. From the days of Cain and Abel, we know all too well there will always be evil. But that evil shouldn’t take away our freedoms. In fact, the only way to defeat evil is by taking advantage of our freedoms.”
What is important here is to make sure this dog knows it at fault and has done wrong. In fact, let’s allow the damages to pile up to where there cannot be adequate recompense. The people of the state of Louisiana did not suffer enough economically or emotionally with Katrina. Let’s watch as their suffering multiplies and the damage to the state and its citizens becomes permanent. (OK, I realize that sarcasm is the lowest form of humor but sometimes I can’t help myself…) The Bush administration appeared to have this attitude regarding Katrina and it cost them dearly (as it should have). That is certainly when my confidence waned. Are we witnessing a repeat of history?
BP is a huge company with tremendous resources at its command. It is a citizen of the world and has a long established track record of operating responsibly around the globe. But that is NOT the point. The US cannot rely on BP or any company of any size or of any nationality to protect our shores. No company anywhere in the world has resources that can even be compared to those of the US government.
It is the responsibility of our government to protect our homeland from all hazards. Federal government responsibility begins with reasonable regulation and inspection of operations that pose a potential hazard and extends to taking charge when a threat materializes, employing the virtually unending resources “We The People” provide to the government for our protection and the protection of our homeland. Why is this so difficult for Mr Obama and his administration to see? Evidently he views these resources as his personal playground to enrich his personal causes and reward those who are the source of his power. Our government has NEVER been so riddled with corruption, waste and political pork as it currently is.
This unprecedented oil spill disaster called for fast, decisive and effective action. First fix the problem, then fix the blame. The US Government should have assumed command when things first went awry in the Gulf of Mexico and employed all of its resources to end this disaster post haste and mitigate the damages it has inflicted on our land and people. Then, present BP with the bill as deemed appropriate.
Instead our government sits back with is self righteous arms folded, scolding BP and pointing fingers to shift the blame then relies on a mere corporation to do the job for which the federal government was created by “We The People”. Instead of contributing to the solution they have thrown bureaucratic roadblocks in the way of the sovereign state of Louisiana in their attempt to take the initiative and save their wetlands themselves. Good grief!
Now BP is demonized by the Obama administration and their puppy dog “mainstream media”. Their collective fingers point across the Atlantic trying to divert our attention from their malfeasance. We are NOT deceived. BP has behaved responsibly and its stockholders have paid a dear price for this tragedy. The enterprise value of the company has declined $70 Billion since the accident! Obama spills that much of our money on the ground as he fills the tanks of his fan club each week.