Discussion in 'Politics' started by JimH52, May 18, 2010.
Bid to lift spill liability cap is blocked - Gulf oil spill- msnbc.com
Thanks for sticking the bill to the American taxpayers Republicans
how about instead of blaming people, we actually fix the problem?
when did the Republicans get the majority? say what?
From the link: "This maneuver threatens to leave taxpayers, rather than the oil companies, on the hook for future disasters like the BP oil spill," he [Oama] said.
Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma used procedural move to stop the bill from coming to the Senate floor, saying that raising the cap would hurt smaller drillers.
"Big Oil would love to have these caps up there so they can shut out all the independents," he said.
Federal law requires companies to pay for all environmental damage, but economic damages are now capped at $75 million. Some Democrats want to raise the cap to $10 billion, and a few want to take it off completely."
It is specious to draft and promote legislation without regards to consequences to, in reality, do more harm than good. Particularly when the effects will have no meaning to Chinese and others outside US waters while also drilling in the Gulf.
These bills, too often as put forward, are written to ensnare the emotions of the simple minded and the partisans who put scoring political talking points above any essence of sound policy.
From the link:
Federal law requires companies to pay for all environmental damage, but economic damages are now capped at $75 million. Some Democrats want to raise the cap to $10 billion, and a few want to take it off completely.
Then there's this from LA Times:
Despite Salazars assurances that BP will be held accountable -- and the oil companys pledge to pay economic damages in excess of a statutory $75-million liability cap -- Senate Democrats stepped up efforts Tuesday to raise the cap to $10 billion.
Gulf oil spill: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says BP, other companies will be held 'fully accountable' | Greenspace | Los Angeles Times
What bill is BP sticking anybody with? And what's that smell?
Oh. Of course. Trial lawyers.
The GOP is the friend of BIG OIL. The GOP wants a majority in the House or Senate in November. Figure it out? The tax payer is going to get stuck with this bill because the GOP is blocking an increasein limits.
The damage that is being caused by BP and Haliburton is going to be a large as anyone has ever seen. THE GOP WANTS TAX PAYERS TO PAY FOR IT ALL! Thanks Republican'ts.
You are a LIAR. But hey thanks for proving you are a Democratic sheeple.
Why should there be any cap at all?
You destroy the Gulf of Mexico you should go out of business if that is what it takes
Take your meds and get another cup of coffee. You will be fine...
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