Thursday, June 17, 2010

The GOP doesn't even make it a secret that their in Big Oils pockets!!!

Ok....I know that you guys don't hear from me much on here. I've been following along with the summations about BP. I cannot fathom the following statement. Poor BP.

"I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday," said Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) during a hearing on Thursday morning with BP's CEO Tony Hayward." I think it is a tragedy in the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown -- in this case a $20 billion shakedown -- with the attorney general of the United States, who is legitimately conducting a criminal investigation and has every right to do so to protect the American people, participating in what amounts to a $20 billion slush fund that's unprecedented in our nation's history, which has no legal standing, which I think sets a terrible precedent for our nation's future."

Way to go Republican party ---> Full story available at Huffington Post


The_Jolly said...

I'm sorry...My title may have not been accurate. Rep. Barton wasn't speaking for the republican party...just himself. So I guess the idiocy of his statement lies squarely on his bulging wallet filled with Oil Money.

_J_ said...

"which I think sets a terrible precedent for our nation's future."

Imagine living in a world where corporations are held legally and financially responsible for their environmental impacts.

The cost of tube socks will skyrocket as a result of this.

Roscoe said...

Good. Civilized folk wear Business Socks.

On Wednesdays.