Skip to comments.Now It Gets Interesting: Rift Grows Between BP And White House Over Cleanup Costs
Posted on 06/09/2010 6:21:42 PM PDT by blam
Now It Gets Interesting: Rift Grows Between BP And White House Over Cleanup Costs
Jun. 9, 2010, 5:57 PM
The happy talk about from BP (BP) about how it will do everything to "make it right" in the Gulf is quickly dissipating.
The straw that broke the camel's back: Noise out of Washington that BP ought to pay the salaries of everyone that's lost their job due to the spill.
An anonymous BP source, presumably someone senior that wants to get a message out, told Reuters: "At some point a line has to be drawn," in response to the new suggestions.
This is most likely why BP fell 15% today. The company can pay to cap the well, clean up the oil, and pay a whopping fine. But if the company is expected to provide restitution to the entire $2.2 trillion Gulf economy... yeah, that's not going to happen.
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Time to send in the SEIU thugs
It looks to me like BP isn’t too afraid of President Tar Ball kicking its ass.
Heckuva job, Barry!
I guess Zero’s Butt-Kicking is paying dividends now, isn’t it?
UK will not look kindly upon our POTUS POS trying to bankrupt their biggest company.
While BP is at it. I live in Tampa Bay I need a new car. / s
“Noise out of Washington that BP ought to pay the salaries of everyone that’s lost their job due to the spill. “
A process that the government will happily create a new branch, and level of czars to moderate the ‘fund’.
Company could be crippled by this and Obama might just get tossed out over it.
There’s a BP fuel terminal near where I live in Michigan. I should get something too.
It is a terrible thing when a politician won't stay bought.
And Obama will pay all the jobs lost by the off-shore drilling moratorium?
Maybe the government can just give them CENSUS TAKER JOBS, to replace them being out of work and all.
He won't. We will. And pay and pay.
Hey...what about me? I live by the Gulf and even smelled some oil fumes the other day.
In fact, Erin Brockovich is down her looking for clients(big ad in the local paper)... (ahem)those fumes made my lungs hurt.
Your typical case of the “blind leading the blind”.
If DC is so quick to spend BP money Heck why not free BP gas for year if live in the gulf states
Well maybe zero wants to load up the debt onto BP and on behalf of the “victims” i.e. grateful rat voters - then seize BP a la Chavez. In this case not helping clean up the spill would - for the Communists - be a crisis that hadn’t gone to waste.
Not that there aren’t real victims...but I don’t have an ounce of trust that zero and his hatchet men would do anything but feather their own nest, even if they knew how to do anything positive - which they don’t.
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