Obama admin already wavering on what things BP will be responsible for

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posted on May, 3 2010 @ 07:28 PM
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And so it begins.....

The administration already states that it will pay for deploying the National Guard to Louisianna. What is up with that? Would they have deployed the National Guard in Louisianna if there wasn't a massive oil spill? Heck, no!

Just like US citizens like baloon boys parents were expected to payback the governments expenses incurred during their case, BP should be responsible for ALL expenses related to this oil spill.

They should have to pay for all time and expenses of the National Guard, Coast Guard, EPA, and of course the hard working folks at DHS and any other government agency that supplies people or materials to the cleanup. Why should taxpayers have to pay for something that wasnt our fault?

Of course our wonderful and generous government doesn't feel the need to bill them becauase we have so much extra money laying around in government coffers.

It just makes you wonder what other expenses the Obama admin will see fit to pass on to the American taxpayer.



But the federal government will pick up the tab for other expenses, like the cost of deploying the National Guard. The Pentagon said Monday that Defense Secretary Robert Gates has approved a request from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to have the federal government pay the cost of mobilizing the National Guard. About 6,000 Louisiana National Guard members have been authorized for use in the oil cleanup efforts, and so far 600 of those guardsmen have been formally requested by the on-scene coordinator, Rear Adm. Mary Landry.

Gates may be asked to authorize similar numbers of National Guard members in Florida, Mississippi and Alabama, department sources tell Fox News.


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posted on May, 3 2010 @ 07:42 PM
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Of course our wonderful and generous government doesn't feel the need to bill them becauase we have so much extra money laying around in government coffers.

We sure do. In fact, since we contribute to the IMF, we'll be giving about 6-7 Billion Dollars to Greece now. What the heck, we're already bankrupt, so why not continue to dig the hole deeper?



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 08:01 PM
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I hear you Professor. I guess they figure they might as well help everyone out so when we finally go down the same path as Greece they think everyone will come to our aid since we are so nice...



posted on May, 3 2010 @ 08:48 PM
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Nice Obama bash thread. But please let's review ALL THE FACTS:


Jindal requested federal funding on Thursday to pay for up to 6,000 National Guard troops to assist. Pentagon approval came late Friday, though Defense Department officials noted that the governor could deploy his Guard at any time.

“Governor Jindal has the authority vested in him to deploy his National Guard forces in the event of an emergency and can do so at a time of his choosing,” Geoff Morrell, the Pentagon press secretary said, according to Stars and Stripes.


National Guard Website Source


The National Guard is America’s oldest armed force—dating back to 1636—and the only branch that serves both the Federal and State governments. The Guard answers to both the president of the United States and the governors of their respective states and territories.

This means that the National Guard can be mobilized any time natural disasters or other emergencies occur within America’s borders,


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These types of homeland disasters are part of the Guard's specifically charted duties.


Sorry to rain on your Bash Obama circle jerk. BTW, welcome OP! Nice source Slick.




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posted on May, 3 2010 @ 09:06 PM
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Hey genius I didnt say we shouldnt deploy them. I said we should be sendng the bill to BP for the payroll of the guard, gas used, depreciation on vehicles and the like.

BTW, I dont really need to bash Obama the guy pushes his own self destruct button every morning when his alarm goes off.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:07 PM
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Originally posted by SlickOil
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Hey genius I didnt say we shouldnt deploy them. I said we should be sendng the bill to BP for the payroll of the guard, gas used, depreciation on vehicles and the like.


Gee Sherlock, who should have been billed for the Guard's response to hurricane Katrina? Mother Nature?

The situation is dire enough without politicizing it.


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posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:14 PM
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I don't even know why he bothered making the call. It was just rhetoric anyway. There was no way he was going to be able to do it.

His statements on the matter simply weren't backed up by law.

It's time to face up to facts. Obama is incredibly ineffective as a leader and Bush was actually a more capable President than he was.

He should have known right off the bat BP was going to tear him to pieces, they deal with tin pot dictators on a daily basis and have done so for many many years.

America and Obama are nothing to the likes of BP or Rio Tinto or BHP/Billiton and he's really pushing his luck with this.

Usually what BP does in these situations is play along with the government for a while and then sack everyone at their plants in that particular country to "streamline" operations. And with no unions your workers are sitting ducks.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by belial259
America and Obama are nothing to the likes of BP or Rio Tinto or BHP/Billiton and he's really pushing his luck with this.


Just kurious. How is our President "pushing his luck?"

Is that some sort of inferred threat?



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious
Just kurious. How is our President "pushing his luck?"

Is that some sort of inferred threat?


You should know by now some corporations are large enough to threaten sovereign nations.

Politicians are very vain and stupid creatures they often talk a good game but they lack substance. Saying "BP will pay" repeatedly and bashing their brand is just playing politics, and not very well either.

He just spent the past few days trying to "pass the buck"

I know most American's are not really aware of the existence of cartels and what they do, and like to believe in the illusion of a free market but that simply isn't the case.

They can lift the price of petrol any time they want, and if they lose enough money that might be a good justification for them doing that.

Because of the way cartels function and the totally rigged idea of "price discovery" if they feel like jacking up the price of oil to $150 a barrel again they will, and there is nothing you could do to stop them.



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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 12:24 AM
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If we were to combine the Obama administration and BP Global, we might get enough collective wisdom to fill a thimble.

If you think these corrupt self-serving morons are capable of proposing a solution other than simply putting some cheap price tag on the irreversible damage sustained by an ecosystem, then you’re probably just asleep and having a bad dream.

Big government and oil cartels, those who profit from raping the earth, are the problem. Eliminate them and you begin working towards viable solutions.

Wildlife in untold numbers within the Gulf of Mexico will fight desperately for their last breath of air, as crude oil chokes the life out of them, and for what?

So that a few selfish people can have the opportunity to live out their short lives, in soft luxury?

I long for the day, when Mother Nature finally decides to clean house, once and for all.

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posted on May, 5 2010 @ 12:48 AM
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Somehow... the cleanup expense is going wind up on the backs of the taxpayers, along with a cap and trade. Just wait and see. BP is too big to fail... and what's a couple more billion dollars on the tab?

Heck, we could just print them! Yeah, that's it! Give Mr. B a call!





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