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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

How would Bush have responded to the oil spill compared to what Obama response was?

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  • Ezz
    Lv 4
    10 years ago
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    He would be making us(The taxpayers) pay for the clean up rather than BP's to make sure that BP's stock prices didn't fall like they are now.

    I don't say this without any evidence. In 2004 Massey Energy had a rather bad environmental disaster in West Virginia, the EPA wanted to fine Massey something around $4 million, which is the highest they can fine them without congressional approval. Bush tried to lower that fine to $9000 and make the taxpayers pay for the clean up effort.

    So right now, the EPA would have tried to make sure this never happened again, while Bush bowed to his corporate masters at BP.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Bush group up in the oil industry. He would have realized the potential problem when it originally occurred and acted then not 6 weeks later. He would also have found the best petroleum engineering minds available to begin developing solution rather than let BP try one plan after another without success. He would not have threatened to take BP's incentive for solving the problem until after they had found a successful solution. Most of all, he wouldn't have played a single game of golf until the crisis was over.

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  • 10 years ago

    He would have invaded Canada and seized our oil...since we're "with" the British and continue to have close ties to Britain!

    If Bush can link Afghanistan to Iraq...he sure as hell could link Britain to Canada!

    Obama has his problems, no doubt, but GW Bush is still an incompetent fool (a nice fool, but still a fool) today and for all of History! That will not change no matter how often his supporters as "How are ya likin me now?".

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  • Banker
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    are you kidding me! He knew the oil business, he knew the people of the Gulf Coast, he would have been standing beside the CEO of BP, watching the Danish ships suck up the oil alongside the American ships. He was a man to trust, imo

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  • 10 years ago

    He would have handled it better better than what it has been handled so far. O ne thing for sure he would have had all the experts and equipment working on the problem and not just making speech's getting set up for photo ops.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Bush would have been removing the obstruction called the Federal Government from day one, and offered up the resources of the US government and the power of the white house to help BP solve the problem.

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  • Bush would have given BP a tax cut so that they could create some more jobs.

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  • 10 years ago

    Considering he used to run three different oil companies (before they somehow went bankrupt.) so he'd probably be soft on them. Even still, it shouldn't be the responsibility of the President to clean up oil spills. Idk what exactly you were expecting, nuke it?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Since Republicans always side with big biz over the people and the environment, GWBush's response would have put him into much hotter public opinion.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    He'd invade Libya.

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