GOP Senator block bill to make BP pay

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    GOP Senator Blocks Bill to Make BP Pay - The Daily Beast

    Follow the money, my friends. Follow the money...

    I don't care if BP goes under! They need to pay and reimburse anyone that is harmed due to their incompetence and the greed that has allowed all of the oil industry to run roughshod over regulators for decades. The damage to the Gulf is going to add up to BILLIONS!
     
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    The damage is going to last decades. Maybe all profits should go to paying the bills?

    They wont and all the companies combined will never pay the cost of this mess.

    Idiots will defend them and they will get off without paying.

    Everyone knows it but few will admitt it.

    There are Americans who are more concerned about corporations (even foriegn ones) more than they care about this country.

    I just cant understand how any American voters can be sooo fucking stupid.
     
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    They are already paying.... $450m according to BP.... why do they need to be 'made' to pay?
     
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    Dick Cheney would be proud
     
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    I sure hope the Tea Baggers go after this guy!
     
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    This would be for future spills. Any change in current law would be ex post facto when it comes to the BP screw up. That makes it unconstitutional.

    Article 1 section 9.

    No bill of attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
     
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    According to Cali G....there is NOTHING to worry about. BP has promised to clean all of this mess up AND so far they have already spent $450M. Based on the pictures of the Gulf and the oil leak...I would say they are not getting a very good return on their investement.....
     
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    And this is what they're attempting to do, ignore Art. 1, sect. 9.
     
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    a voice vote? :lol: There had been no formal floor debate or roll call vote requested on the legislation. This is all posturing.


    BTW, It would not even effect the Gulf spill, only future events.
     
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    BP is not going under, even if costs are twice estimates. BP earned 16+ billion for 2009. The company has a net worth in excess of 50 billion.

    No, matter what Congress does, the courts will decide who pays and how much they pay. It will be in the courts for years.

    http://www.bp.com/assets/bp_interne...rt_and_Accounts_2009_Financial_Statements.pdf
     

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