Should taxpayers bail out 3rd coast if BP does not?

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Should taxpayers bail out 3rd coast if BP does not?

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    If your answer is no, please explain why the residents of the gulf coast should have to bear such a grossly unequal burden in the production of oil.
     
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    BP will. The question is really a nonissue.
     
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    Why do you assume they will? The LAW says they are limited to $75,000,000 for damages other than clean up. Exxon drug Alaskan fisherman through court for 20 years.


    Why on Earth would you assume BP will just hand over billions - esp. since the law may very well state they don't have to?

    Do you generally go through life expecting problems will certainly 100% be solved by the responsible parties?
     
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    To think that a company will willingly give away money without a fight is naive at best.

    BP will undoubtedly jerk people around as much as they can.
     
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    So if a million Americans' livelihoods along the coast are affected by this spill, they'll be entitled to

    $75 each.

    Keep all this in mind every time you hear conservatives pleading for tort reform.
     
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    They also get the 1.5 billion or so in the oil trust fund.

    That won't cover it though.
     
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    why? you haven't explained yet why 50% of us bear the cost of running the US of KKKA while the other fifty per cent of you bums don't pay for nutting, I don't think you should be driving down my freeway.
     
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    I'm not even sure what the fuck you're talking about.


    So why don't you want to pay the full price for the oil you buy?
     
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    I'm not even sure what the fuck you're talking about. Are you suggesting shrimp boat operators are lazy government leaches?


    So why don't you want to pay the full price for the oil you buy?
     
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    When you say "bail out" what does that mean?

    Who are we talking about?

    You said the Gulf Coast Fishing industry pulls in $2.4B per year.

    OK how about the Feds give this money to a consortium from TX, LA, MS, AL, and FL, and allow them to divide it among themselves for the next 10 years, then, after 10 years, those states pay back $24B.
     

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