posted on May, 29 2010 @ 02:16 PM
This thing is out of control, and the sad thing as one pointed out is the President seems more concerned about his image than a national crisis
raising havoc on the Gulf Coast? It is a real sorry affair for all. Then, what makes matter worse, it seems BP may be slacking on their efforts as
well? From rumors and innuendo about workers being sent home as they reach the work site, and a busload of temp workers to be used to make the
President's latest visit rosier than it should have been. Perhaps, BP is trying protect their reputation as well. According to many locals, work
that needs to be done is not being done, or is being refused when ideas and assistance are being offered. It is either a result of bureaucratic red
tape among the many agencies of the Federal Government or complete and utter ineptness to the severity of this problem.
To put things into perspective, I saw images of this slick from space! That ought to make the Government, Media, and BP respect the severity of this
disaster. This is not some isolated incident to put on the back burner to focus on other things. Every resource at the government's disposal ought to
be utilized to solve this problem. Moreover, the President ought to pack his travel bag and remain down in the Gulf Coast region until a satisfactory
conclusion can be reached on this disaster. We have learned the country can be run from other locations, one example comes to mind, and that was with
President Bush and his frequent trips to Crawford, Texas. A crude example, but an example non-the-less. If the President wants to prove the naysayers
wrong about his leadership chops then this is a match made in heaven. However, he seems to have priorities placed elsewhere, and the perception of
ineptness is utterly appalling! This may very well be Obama's Katrina?
Why is the ineptness and trickery of BP being allowed by the Federal Government in the first place? Perhaps, it is because the Obama Administration is
fearful of taking over the response efforts to shield themselves from potential failure? It is probably easier for them to allow "Big Oil," to fall
on their sword instead of themselves?
One way or another, it seems the politicians will find a way to profit off this tragedy. Here is what I mean, we are hearing talks by senators, Joe
Lieberman (I) Conn. and John Kerry (D) Mass., about bringing up that mess known to everyone as Cap and Trade. Then we have congress kicking around the
idea of overburdening taxes on oil, and we all know who is going to get pinched for that and that is the consumer. We know the oil companies are going
to offset that loss on the consumer as they always do. So, this appears to be a win win for the government? They get to steamroll another unpopular
agenda into public consciousness and acceptance, and an opportunity for more tax dollars to be spent on programs only they know where.
Sadly, its the American people who are going to lose on this one, which seems to be the going trend lately? I am appalled at what is going on in the
Gulf Coast and it appears the Gulf Coast is slowly becoming the rear-end of the United States to put it nicely. What a shame for the people who have
to live down there and subsist on the tourism, fishing industry, and other economic spoils the gulf offers to people of that region. This thing looks
to be long from over, and I have a feeling this "Top Kill," solution will go down in the history books as another miserable failure. We know how
serious this matter is, and I know the people of the Gulf Coast do as well. This could be President Obama's Waterloo, and his supporters in the House
and the Senate? One way or another, someone has got to answer for this and be held accountable.