Can Good come from the BP Oil Spill?

This post was written by marc on May 31, 2010
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

I’m just hoping that after the worst oil disaster in history that if it’s really going to be bad that it is bad enough to shut up the “Drill Baby Drill” crown and those who keep saying that we don’t need government regulation. Without regulating these companies the Taxpayer’s have to pick up the cost of these corporate mistakes. They want to play “capitalist” and “free market” but when they fail we have to bail them out. I wonder if the Tea Party thinks that the Taxpayer should bail out the oil companies in the name of corporate freedom?

We deregulated the electric companies and had rolling blackouts. We deregulated the Savings and Loans in the 1980s and they collapsed and had to have a taxpayer bailout. Then we deregulated the banks and the securities and we had the taxpayer bailout of 2008. We didn’t regulate the mines enough and miners die in explosions. Now the oil companies have liability caps which means that someone else has to pay for their mistakes. Where were the government regulators? They were literally downloading porn, doing drugs, and having sex with corporate lobbyists.

Our nation is a nation of people, but corporations. It’s We the People. We have to vote out the politicians who put the companies who bribe them first before the interests of the common good of the humans they are supposed to represent. Maybe finally this latest disaster will be bad enough to shut up even Rand Paul and Sarah Palin who seem to think that foreign oil companies have superior rights to the American public.

Reader Comments

Unlike you I do not wonder or care what tea-partiers or other crackpots and wingnuts think. I ignore them because I can’t kill them. I do care how wolves and corporate predators think, because that can help me stay out of their teeth.

The political system has made itself obsolete by becoming the captive of industry. It is now worse than theater. It is more like an addictive video game that saps all the energy of the progressive movement. It is like the Tar-baby of Uncle Remus’ Brer Rabbit stories.

Written By Poor Richard on May 31st, 2010 @ 9:30 pm

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