BP: Okay? Now what?

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    I listen to the news and keep thinking the econazis are just dogs chasing cars. They wanna catch one, but once they do, they've no idea what to do with it.

    So, civil and criminal investigations have begun against BP. What do you hope to achieve? Put them out of business? Lock up the board of directors? Round up all the investors and send them all to a prison or something for daring to invest in an inherently evil company?

    What do you think the consequences of your actions are going to be if you shut BP down? How is that good for you, your family, your locality, your state, your nation, the whole world? BP is a leading producer of petroleum and in that helps keep modern society moving. If they did not contribute their part, what good will come of it?

    Do you foresee any problems with your 'solution' to BP? Any unintended consequences perchance? What will happen when production drops?

    What then dawg? What will you do when you catch one-a-them cars?:confused:
     
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    Apparently the crickets have more to say than the dogs.
     
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    This is Obama's concept of leadership. He thinks that beating up on them, maybe destroying BP as an operating company is what leadership is all about. Their own people failed at regulating BP and this is just a cover-up of that failure.
     
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    consequences of destroying BP ? How dare you think this one through ? :lol:
     
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    yep. It's the progressive playbook chapter 5: Distracting by beating down capitalism.

    Make people feel better who don't like their lot in life because they are gonna "Get Them!" for the poor and downtrodden. They ignore the fact that this act often will leave the poor in a worse position than when they started, but dammit, they're seeing someone get taken down a peg... now why's my food cost more? Stoopid greedy ag corps! Get them next!

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    yep. It's the progressive playbook chapter 5: Distracting by beating down capitalism.

    Make people feel better who don't like their lot in life because they are gonna "Get Them!" for the poor and downtrodden. They ignore the fact that this act often will leave the poor in a worse position than when they started, but dammit, they're seeing someone get taken down a peg... now why's my food cost more? Stoopid greedy ag corps! Get them next!

    In a world filled with blind men, the one eyed man is king.
     
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    This is a great thread: Unfortunately, the issue doesn't offer a catfight, or waving a bloody shirt, and there are few empty platitudes that can be conjured up as "solutions" by an Administration that is unqualified to do much else.

    Anyway, I see 7 or 8 questions in the OP; I'll look into my crystal ball:

    1. Bureaucrats will grow government (DOI, EPA, DOE) to make it more effective
    2. The production of shale oils, sand oils, and the Bakken Formation will become much more attractive.
    3. In about 10 years, everyone will have forgotten about the Transocean Rig Disaster
    4. Americans will pay more for refined oil products
    5. As oil prices rise, drilling in the gulf will recommence
     
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    OK. We have a catastrophe that dwarfs anything that has happened to this nation before. The company that created this catastrophe has already been shown, through their own documents to have been incredibly negligent in their drilling operation. So we say, "Too bad, accidents happen?"

    Like hell. Yes, if that is what it takes to wake up these criminals, put the execs involved in hard time, and seize the totallity of the assets of the American arm of BP. We are going to pay out far more than that to alleviate the damage that has been done, and is still to occur. Then put a tax on all oil, say start at $5 a barrel, until the damage is payed for.

    Of course the idea that corperations should be held accountable is an anthema to any good Conservative. Kind of like paying taxes, that is only for little people.
     
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    You make it sound like BP wanted this to happen.

    The Obama administration hands BP awards a while back and now he's desperate to hand them all the blame, while boldly accepting the blame....:lol:

    Damn..

    All Obama needs is clown make-up and a costume to complete this juggling act...:razz:
     
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    BP is destroying itself along with the Gulf.
     

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