Rep. Joe Barton (R) from Texas had his rant this morning, DEFENDING BP and stating they are getting a shakedown for forking over 20B in a fund for the Gulf.
I wonder how the Gulf Coast residents feel. The many damaged and harmed for YEARS to come due to BP's cutting corners and working on a rig that obviously WAS NOT SAFE.
We do need to know what happened. BP needs to pay for this. Look at the map below. As long as that oil is spilling in the Gulf, which will be ALL DAMN SUMMER LONG, the Florida coast line will be DESTROYED, along with all the other states in the Gulf.
We are talking about DAMAGE to a major part of the United States for DECADES and this gas bag congressman is up on Capital Hill SHILLIN' for BP.
The the hell with BP and the plane they road in here on. Barack Obama was RIGHT in forcing them to fork over money up front, with no cap, because the way it looks 20B will not be NEARLY enough to fix this mess in the Gulf.
I am sorry but most Americans do not have any sympathy for BP.
Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) blasts Barton:
White House Response to Barton:
"What is shameful is that Joe Barton seems to have more concern for big corporations that caused this disaster than the fishermen, small business owners and communities whose lives have been devastated by the destruction. Congressman Barton may think that a fund to compensate these Americans is a 'tragedy', but most Americans know that the real tragedy is what the men and women of the Gulf Coast are going through right now. Members from both parties should repudiate his comments."
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