11:00 p.m. Post: The New Party of Big Oil
In case anybody needed an example of feigned government outrage, just see the BP oil spill. If anyone needed proof that the Democrats are just as in bed with big oil as the Republicans, see the BP oil spill. This is a message to anyone who votes Democrat because they are the party of the people, or the working man, or the environment. You’ve been duped, and any continued failure on your part to realize it is on you. Let’s connect the dots.
First, Obama becomes the largest recipient of BP contributions in the past 20 years. Second, the Obama Administration has granted at least 19 environmental impact statement waivers for gulf drilling projects since the BP rig exploded, 17 of which were for rigs similar to the Deepwater Horizon currently leaking oil into the Gulf of Mexico. And third, after expressing its “outrage and frustration,” Congress decides quadrupling the tax on a barrel of oil, to 32 cents, is a good idea because it will fund future oil spill clean up. Hey, I think we just drew a dollar sign.
“Taxpayers will not pick up the tab,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday.
Are you kidding me? Of course we’re going to pick up the tab you freaking moron. We’re going to cover any tax increase in the increased cost of gas. “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” I’m beginning to wonder whether the current Administration actually wants to stop the leak.
BP executives told Congress last week they would pay “all legitimate claims” for damages. But the government needs upfront money to respond to spills, as well as money to pay for cleanups when the responsible party is unable to pay, or is unknown. Money spent from the fund can later be recovered from the company responsible for the spill.
Well, that’s a relief. When BP reimburses the government for those upfront costs, will I get a check in the mail? How about when I pay more for gas because of the tax increase on a barrel of oil? Will I get the difference in my rebate? Of course not. This is all a shell game. Moving money from big government to big business, and then back to big government. This used to happen behind closed doors, but not anymore. The only problem? Government doesn’t have any of its own money, and BP will make up the barrel of oil tax by increasing the cost of gas. While they play Monopoly, we’re left holding the bag.
The government and BP are robbing us blind and all I hear about is Rand Paul’s so-called “racism” and the alleged importance of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The world has gone mad and we’re the only ones without any Paxil.