Originally posted by ShiftTrio
There is a Bush tie in there, but its really more of a Cheney Tie and it's not a political view at all, its pure greed and lack of over sight for that
reason. The Gas Companies are the only companies excluded from the clean air and water act and guess how made sure of it. and guess who makes ALL the
equipment and chemicals needed to Frack the slate, well Haliburton. (just to think about it, put Obama, where I say Cheney and see if it would make
you mad, if it would, you should be mad)
I think it is important to point out that while the greed is the personal greed of the corporate CEOs, the evil is ultimately carried out at the hands
of government. Government is the corporate gun. Corporations will always be greedy, however greed is a good thing as long as property rights are
The purpose of the legislation is not to allow the gas companies to pollute, but to keep start-ups from competing with them.
The purpose of all legislation is to cartelize industry and drive up profits.
Which is why all legislation that does not protect property rights is bad.
The pollution problem can be solved quite simply in the private courts by allowing people who can demonstrate damage to their land sue the polluters
If you pollute someone else's land and they can prove damages, they should be able to sue you for those damages. However, as we can see by the oil
spill disaster, this is not possible when property rights are not respected. Instead, the citizens are paying for the clean up costs and the damages
Shell has to pay are limited by government decree.
Government is the root of all evil.
edit on 29-11-2010 by mnemeth1 because: (no reason given)