Ron Paul: "Too Much Government in the Gulf!"

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    Too Much Government in the Gulf

    Sadly, the disaster in the Gulf continues this week as BP’s efforts at containment keep hitting snags and residents along the coast scramble to clean up and defend their shores and wildlife. Many have criticized the federal government in the past weeks for not doing enough. The reality is there is only so much government can do to help, yet a lot they can do to prolong the problem and misdirect the pain. For example, in the interest of “doing something” the administration has enacted a unilateral ban on offshore drilling. This is counterproductive. I am proud to cosponsor legislation to lift that ban. Why punish other oil companies and their hard-working employees who had nothing to do with this disaster, and who have better safety records?

    And, as usually happens after disasters, countless people – even officials in local and state government - have come forward who know what needs to be done and are willing to help, but have been stymied by federal bureaucratic red tape as the oil continues to gush. The real problem is not so much a lack of government assistance, but government getting in the way of those who have solutions. We witnessed the same phenomenon during hurricanes Katrina and Ike. It seems government’s main role in these situations is to find excuses to stall relief, hold meetings and press conferences, waste money, punish the wrong people, and over-regulate.

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    I can see it now

    The idiots who were complaining the the Feds weren't doing enough, will now complain that the Feds are doing too much :cuckoo:
     
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    The only problem with your post is the misrepresentation of the title of the piece. More than likely by design on your part. But the point that was being made is right on the money ---

    "The real problem is not so much a lack of government assistance, but government getting in the way of those who have solutions. We witnessed the same phenomenon during hurricanes Katrina and Ike. It seems government’s main role in these situations is to find excuses to stall relief, hold meetings and press conferences, waste money, punish the wrong people, and over-regulate."

    Right on Mr. Paul!! :clap2:
     
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    WTF are you people talking about?

    I used that title because that's the title RP choose...

    & WTF is wrong with posting the whole piece with the title being clickable to the source?

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    Sorry. I may have jumped too quickly thinking it was an attack peice against RP because of Sangha's mindless reply. I wasn't stating the title was altered, just misrepresented. :oops:
     

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