Friday, June 11, 2010

3 Reasons why Obama Should Kick His Own Ass (Video)

President Barack Obama made news on The Today Show when he talked about kicking some ass over the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

If he is interested in punishing those responsible for what is shaping up as one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history, he should think about giving himself a boot.

While BP is ultimately responsible for the spill (and for cleaning it up), the federal government is a major player in the problem for at least three reasons:

1. It owns the property on which the oil well is located.

2. It regulates offshore drilling.

3. In order to protect small players in the drilling industry, it capped economic damages from this sort of spill at just $75 million, a way-too-low cap that encourages risky behavior.


2 comments:

Reaganite Republican said...

That is great, linked today at Reaganite Republican-

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/2010/06/best-of-americas-new-media-right_12.html

Have a great weekend

Government Mess said...

Hi James, yes it is a great clip isn't it. You will never see this in the Main Stream Media that's for certain.

Have a great weekend bro.