Letter to the Editor
It amazes me that Republican Joe Barton actually apologized British Petroleum saying that President Obama is shaking them down for 20 billion dollars. I say good for Obama. That’s what he’s supposed to do. What do the Republicans expect – that the taxpayers should bail out big oil? I don’t think so! On one hand they are calling on Obama to do more and then they complain when he does more. They hate big government unless big government is bailing out big banks and big oil.
Republicans are also claiming that it’s the governments fault for failing to force the oil industry to obey the law. That’s like saying that if a bank gets robbed it’s the fault of the police for failing to stop them, The Republican have sided with the oil companies and against the people. When people ask, “What can we do to stop a disaster like this again?” What we can do is vote the Republicans out, pass tough energy reform legislation, and get America off of oil. This time for real.