Politico Alert. BP Agrees To Twenty Billion In Escrow

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    Tony Hayward has agreed to set aside Twenty Billion Dollars ($20,000,000,000.00) in escrow to cover the costs for the Gulf Oil Disaster created by BP.

    Politics, Political News - POLITICO.com.
     
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    What else could he do? $200 Billion won't be enough.
     
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    will take that and much more.....i have no sympathy for bp
     
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    It is a start. But it will Quadruple, for sure.
     
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    The right hasn't come up with an anti-Obama talking point yet to trash this?

    Hmmm....

    ...I'll have to think up one for them.
     
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    Good for BP, but I hope you loons realize that Obama had absolutely no leverage on BP in this matter. IF they had wanted to they could have written Obama a check for the federally mandated $75M cap and told him to fuck off and clean the oil up himself and that anyone who thought they had a claim could sue them.
     
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    No one needs to come up with an Anti-Obama comment, but since you brought it up, Obama's first name should be 'Anti', since everything he seems to do results in a 'self inflicted slapshot' to his own face.
     
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    The $20,000,000,000.00 should be considered a down payment. BP had no real plan in the event such a disaster as we are seeing in the Gulf.

    They knew they had no real plan in case something happened, it was about the oil.
     
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    Obama picked that "third party" who just happens to be a government official. But the government isn't really controlling the payouts. No, it's very independent.

    Reality is that Obama is calling the shots and providing away so he isn't held accountable for it.
     
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    Oh, poor baby, you don't like the man appointed by Obama, go in the garden and eat worms.

    This is the man who in charge of the monies given to the families of those killed in the WTC on September 11, 2001.

    Are you daring to question the wisdom of a man whose first job was with a Repug? Or is it that you cannot stand the fact that in a 200-minute meeting, Mr. Obama was able to get Twenty Billion Dollars ($20,000,000,000.00) from BP, and an apology.
     

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