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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-24-10 11:58 PM
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14. Well, it should be that way...
but many times it has to do with what will keep whichever party in power rather than what's best for the people. Just look at Obama's opening of more drilling due to political pressure before this accident. If we had nationalized oil, there would still be drilling platforms out there.

You could say there will be more direct accountability, but it wouldn't have stopped us from drilling far offshore. And when Republicans take power, who knows what would happen.
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  -Would we have been better off with nationalized oil? KonaKane  Jun-24-10 09:51 PM   #0 
  - Norway is  izquierdista   Jun-24-10 09:57 PM   #1 
  - Damn right they are. We have this bizarre allergy to nationalizing an important industry.  KonaKane   Jun-24-10 09:58 PM   #3 
     - A little US History might help  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-24-10 11:35 PM   #12 
  - No  iamjoy   Jun-24-10 09:57 PM   #2 
  - A commando strike force of inspectors and regulators  postulater   Jun-24-10 10:11 PM   #5 
  - Why would they?  Oregone   Jun-24-10 10:20 PM   #7 
  - We should just nationalize BP USA and use their profits to pay for their disaster.  w4rma   Jun-24-10 10:57 PM   #9 
     - I'm all for that.  KonaKane   Jun-24-10 11:50 PM   #13 
  - Yep. K&R eom  laughingliberal   Jun-24-10 10:03 PM   #4 
  - Yes.  Gold Metal Flake   Jun-24-10 10:14 PM   #6 
  - Yes.  Waiting For Everyman   Jun-24-10 10:21 PM   #8 
  - Not necessarily...  MellowDem   Jun-24-10 11:01 PM   #10 
     - But if government's agenda has to do with what the people want,  KonaKane   Jun-24-10 11:26 PM   #11 
        - Well, it should be that way...  MellowDem   Jun-24-10 11:58 PM   #14 
        - Where did you get such a notion? The government's agenda...  Scuba   Jun-25-10 04:13 AM   #15 

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