Many are calling for Governmental take over of this disaster but I have a question for those that want this to take place. If we the GOVERNMENT (taxpayers) take charge of this disaster due to Republican lawmakers co-signing laxed restrictions on off-shore drilling; AND the desire to continue off-shore drilling in those SAME States in wake of this disaster; how many of those people that have complained of BIG Government and more taxes (Tea-Party) are willing to see an increase in taxes to cover this disaster?
Our economy is already cash strapped and you deficit hawks; how would a bail-out to the very oil company that lied about this disaster from the beginning that allowed the negation of the federal government’s role in assistance and preparedness of efforts to get a jump on this disaster constitute a bail-out?
This may sound cruel but Louisiana-- it’s time to put your personal resources to work because it’s not fair for us citizens to continue to pay for your irresponsible behavior. It’s time for State officials to act responsibly with the funds and resources that the Federal Government has provided for your state.
How long will it take before you can return to chemical free water’s to fish once this disaster is contained?
Show me how responsible you can be by calling for a ban on off-shore drilling in the waters where you earn your living and supply seafood to tourist and stores; while ensuring that it’s chemical free and regulated; then I’ll gladly sound the alarm for more federal dollars for your state--until then my suggestion to you is; make me proud of you--wait it out with the rest of us utilize ALL your resources and work it out.
Just today I read an articel on Huffington Post with Rep. Boehner (R) Ohio calling on the Federal Government (taxpayers) to pick up this tab of their irresponsibility-- who are the Bail-Out kings now? And I quote: (source-- Huffington Post June 10, 2010)
In response to a question from TPMDC, House Minority Leader John Boehner said he believes taxpayers should help pick up the tab for the clean up.
"I think the people responsible in the oil spill--BP and the federal government--should take full responsibility for what's happening there," Boehner said at his weekly press conference this morning.
The risk of de-regulated laws that draw companies on to our shores may reap profits--but along with that is the responsibility of assuming the down side of losses due to disasters that directly affect our economy in many ways.