uh oh.... democrats going to stop BP from paying dividends??

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    I'm not sure there is a mechanism for this besides the bully pulpit.

    probably just some congresscritters trying to get some airtime.
     
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    How dare the US prevent BP from emptying its' coffers just before it's about to get hit with billions in lawsuits!!! :cuckoo:

    And those BP investors should not suffer because they made a bad investment. Doesnt anyone know how capitalism works? :cuckoo:

    The people who invested in BP had no idea what they were investing in, so why should they pay for the mess they financed? If we punish these uninformed investors, who is going to provide the capital to finance the next big screwup?
     
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    BP is not an American company.

    Silly.
     
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    yep,, same thing obie wan did to the shareholders and bondholders at GM .. screw em.
     
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    BP has subsidiaries that are american

    Silly
     
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    Great. Sarbox has already drive a great deal of financial market activity out of the U.S. Let's do even more to drive business off shore.
     
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    So now you're worried that the offshore drilling might be driven offshore?:clap2:
     
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    Great comment from your link:

     
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    Just who do you think BP hires to work in the gulf?

    My comment had to do with the financial markets, which you apparently don't understand, btw.
     

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