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Obama Not to Blame for Gulf Spill: Ron Paul

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posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 07:58 AM
Yes, it seems that everybody that dislike the President is blaming the oil spill disaster on him.

I blame the to late too littler approach that he took for the spill because he allowed BP to run the show from the beginning.

Here is what Ron Paul has to say on the issue.

In an interview with CNBC, the libertarian Congressman from Texas said that it's "unfair for [Obama] to get all the blame" for events that are really the responsibility of oil companies like BP [BP 31.40 --- UNCH (0) ]. He cited instead a system that caps liability for accidents, prevents Gulf fisherman from claiming property rights, and has taxpayers foot the bill for the cleanup as the real culprit.

It seems that our own laws, regulations, caps liabilities are the ones that will be making possible for BP to come out on the top from this incident and as the US government takes over we the tax payer will be the losers.

"The system is wrong," Paul said. Without the climate of public opinion believing that "everything has to be solved by the government" no one would be blaming the president, he said.

So in other words, the president is trying to shade the tax payer from the pains of paying for the disaster after all when allowing BP to do the cleaning.

But Public opinion is such a powerful thing when it comes to political careers, re elections and victories.

So what it is, let BP pay and run the show? or allow the government to take over and have the tax payer to foot the bill.

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 08:19 AM
I can certainly blame Obama for not temporarily waiving the Jones Act. A measure such as this would allow for international assistance in the Gulf. 13 nations have offered their best in this effort and they have all been shut down. 2 months into this disaster and the Jones Act still stands. Bush lifted this rule to allow for assistance during Katrina 2 days after Katrina hit land.

2 months now and it still stands!!! I guess Obama has been busy shopping for a new Gulf Disaster Czar.

The Jones Act

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 08:25 AM
reply to post by jibeho

Yes, I understand that it was many alternative to the oil spill, but also remember that Obama is going to use the disaster to push for clean energy reform.

Everything that happens in this nation that involved the government means more taxes, more laws and reforms.

You know the phrase of "no let a good disaster go to waste".

Even when he had the chance to take matters into the government hands from the beginning, is many reasons why he didn't, hiding behind existing laws to push other agendas for example, agendas that the voters are not very fond off.

Like cap and trade, and clean energy reform.

You know, politics are so full of BS and as usual we the tax payer will be the losers at the end.

posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 05:53 PM
Who's responsible ?

Not BP not Obama just WE ARE!!

All of us !!

Who drives cars, boats, planes and who likes to have it warm in the winter and cold in the summer!

WE DO !!!!!!!!!!

If you don't get this pfffffffff

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posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 06:25 AM
reply to post by LynchBP

The problem is that the entire world revolve around oil, that is the way things have been set around in the name of profits and greed.

It was the US the one that prop with tax payer money nations like the middle east when they discovered their vast oil wealth, it was the US government that gave away the rights of our national resources to support the oil barons that started to raise when US was on the top of the oil producer countries until the creation of the oil crisis in the 70s.

US has never been short of any oil, is all a lie.

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