Remind me why we had to extort $20BB from BP again?

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    The "Greatest Environmental Disaster EVAH!!!!!!" is a major fizzle. There's a few tar balls, a few birds covered in oil and not much else.

    The vast majority of the oil dissipates long before it gets anywhere near the shore.

    Remind me why we had to extort $20B from BP again, why did we circumvent the entire judicial process?

    The greatest damage was to our judicial system which was upended by the Marxist Ideologue in an effort to extort $20B from BP
     
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    It's the "Jesse Jackson Rainbow Coalition Corporate Shakedown Scam" writ Very Large.

    Instead of actually doing something to protect the coasts and marshlands from the oil, the Obama Machine went into shakedown mode.

    How inspiring!
     
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    Wat.

    Feinberg says BP hasn't put money in escrow account yet | al.com

     
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    umm how much has been spent on the spill cleanup already?
    Do you suppose this has anything to do with the impact reduction?
     
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    So you think that BP shouldn't have to pay to clean up their spill?

    The taxpayers should just pay for it?
     
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    The party of personal responsibility has spoken. :lol:
     
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    To light a fire under their asses to get that shit cleaned up.
     
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    This all about Obama. If this had been the Bush administration, they'd be praising him to high heaven. Who says this is over? Just because some wingnuts write that it isn't as bad as we thought, a good thing no, this is being characterized as a shakedown. If he hadn't raked BP over the coals, they'd be complaining about that.
     
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    Besides $20 is not much money. I spend that much on one meal at Logans Roadhouse.
     
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    Is English not your first language?

    There is a process in place for dealing with these types of damages. Obama felt that because this was the "Greatest Disasta EvAH!" we had to cast aside 230 years of jurisprudence to get the money from BP

    The Exxon Valdez was handled through the courts, right? Why was this different? Is it because we have a President above the law?
     

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