Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentOther - Politics & Government · 10 years ago

Does it appear Obama will use the BP oil spill to advance his "cap and tax" agenda?

Come on now how obvious is this?

6 Answers

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    Yes, Obama will use the BP oil spill to advance his "cap and tax" agenda. The big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is bad enough in itself. But politics can make anything worse.

    Let's stop and think. Either the government knows how to stop the oil spill or they don't. If they know how to stop it, then why have they let thousands of barrels of oil per day keep gushing out, for weeks on end? All they have to do is tell BP to step aside, while the government comes in to do it right.

    If they don't know, then what is all this political grandstanding about keeping their boot on the neck of BP, the Attorney General of the United States going down to the Gulf to threaten lawsuits-- on what charges was unspecified-- and President Obama showing up in his shirt sleeves?

    Just what is Obama going to do in his shirt sleeves, except impress the gullible? He might as well have shown up in a tuxedo with white tie, for all the difference it makes.

    This government is not about governing. It is about creating an impression. That worked on the campaign trail in 2008, but it is a disaster in the White House, where rhetoric is no substitute for reality.

    If the Obama administration was for real, and trying to help get the oil spill contained as soon as possible, the last thing its Attorney General would be doing is threatening a lawsuit. A lawsuit is not going to stop the oil, and creating a distraction can only make people at BP start directing their attention toward covering themselves, instead of covering the oil well.

    If and when the Attorney General finds that BP did something illegal, that will be time enough to start a lawsuit. But making a public announcement at this time accomplishes absolutely nothing substantive. It is just more political grandstanding.

    This is not about oil. This is about snake oil. o_O

  • gama
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    it would be effective if he did! each and each president in the two social gathering for the final a million/2 century has promised us renewable means, or a minimum of nuclear means. The realist in me says, inspite of the oil spill and how anybody feels approximately it, he nonetheless heavily isn't the President who finally grants. he will in basic terms say effective issues approximately it to get elected and then forget approximately it like anybody else does. Renewable means is going to ensue without the government's help if it happens in any respect; whoever is President on the time is in basic terms going to get the credit for it. that is life.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Without a doubt. There almost has to be some conspiratorial aspect to this. Maybe not the blowup but the poor response looks orchestrated.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    I'm expecting him and liberals in general to now say we should never drill for oil again because of it.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    He will use anything he can too get what he wants. Including this!

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago


    Why don't you think he hasn't sent a massive rescue act with the nat. guard and coast guard?

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