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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-24-10 08:11 AM
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3. We're the 'landlords' - and we can bill them
For a job they apparently can't do.

Lastly the size of this mess really requires attention
from the highest quarters down.
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  -QUESTION: Why is it OK that Obama BAILOUT ANOTHER multibillion $ company (BP) by cleanin THEIR mess? uponit7771  May-24-10 08:07 AM   #0 
  - We clean it up and send BP the bill. nt  Captain Hilts   May-24-10 08:07 AM   #1 
  - Who says they'll ever pay it?  jaxx   May-24-10 08:11 AM   #4 
  - Yeap, I just made the point before reading your post that "payback" could take generations  uponit7771   May-24-10 08:15 AM   #9 
  - It HAS to be cleaned up and BP's not up to doing it. Clean up is the 1st priority. nt  Captain Hilts   May-24-10 08:19 AM   #12 
     - Unnn, I'd think stoppin the spillage would be first priorty before cleaning up no?  uponit7771   May-24-10 08:22 AM   #15 
     - Yes, that's what I meant to say. Thanks. nt  Captain Hilts   May-24-10 10:17 AM   #40 
     - Of course it does, no one disputes that.  jaxx   May-24-10 08:23 AM   #16 
  - That's the same thing we're doing with banks, what's the difference?!  uponit7771   May-24-10 08:12 AM   #5 
     - The banks were in receivership. NT  Clio the Leo   May-24-10 09:17 AM   #34 
        - No they weren't...  kirby   May-24-10 09:25 AM   #36 
  - we can fine them for the bill  WhiteTara   May-24-10 08:09 AM   #2 
  - Again, that's the SAME THING we're doing with the banks...they're payin us back SLOWLY but surely  uponit7771   May-24-10 08:12 AM   #6 
     - wouldn't this be slightly different  WhiteTara   May-24-10 04:03 PM   #41 
  - We're the 'landlords' - and we can bill them  xchrom   May-24-10 08:11 AM   #3 
  - Jeezus. No one wants Obama to bail out BP. We want the leak  tekisui   May-24-10 08:12 AM   #7 
  - They are VERY capable they could've top killed this thing weeks ago but didn't  uponit7771   May-24-10 08:14 AM   #8 
     - OK. They are either incapable or unwilling. Either way, they should be  tekisui   May-24-10 08:17 AM   #10 
     - I'll give you unwilling but having the US governent save ANOTHER multibillion dollar company would..  uponit7771   May-24-10 08:22 AM   #14 
        - It is about saving the Gulf of Mexico. Not BP.  tekisui   May-24-10 08:26 AM   #19 
           - MY point is about the heat Obama takes from the left on ANYTHING he does  uponit7771   May-24-10 09:02 AM   #26 
              - You should have just said that in your OP.  tekisui   May-24-10 09:17 AM   #35 
     - Top kill is a longshot and has a greater chance of failing than working.  phleshdef   May-24-10 09:48 AM   #38 
  - That's about the shallowest take I've seen yet  depakid   May-24-10 08:18 AM   #11 
  - ....yet, like you, no one has answered it except to say "bill them" as if that worked with the banks  uponit7771   May-24-10 08:21 AM   #13 
     - What would you have the administration do?  depakid   May-24-10 08:28 AM   #20 
        - Make BP Clean up EVERYTHING and define "legitimate" for them afterwards  uponit7771   May-24-10 09:03 AM   #27 
           - Apparently, BP isn't capable of doing that safely and effectively  depakid   May-24-10 09:09 AM   #33 
  - Did I miss something? Is the government now cleaning it up?  lunatica   May-24-10 08:24 AM   #17 
  - No, it's folk on the right and left wanting the government to bail out BP so they can bitch about it  uponit7771   May-24-10 08:25 AM   #18 
  - FAIL  Lil Missy   May-24-10 08:32 AM   #21 
  - The trouble is that though this is "BP's mess" in one sense, it is our mess in another sense.  Dr Morbius   May-24-10 08:36 AM   #22 
  - First of all, taking charge does not mean bailing BP out...  ljm2002   May-24-10 08:49 AM   #23 
  - The banks are "obliged" to pay us back also, what differences does the company make if they  uponit7771   May-24-10 09:09 AM   #32 
  - They made over $60 billion in profit last quarter alone.  RubyDuby in GA   May-24-10 08:54 AM   #24 
  - AMEN!! Good thinking  uponit7771   May-24-10 09:03 AM   #29 
  - The bailout is for the environment  gravity   May-24-10 08:55 AM   #25 
  - Thank you!  proudohioan   May-24-10 09:03 AM   #28 
  - It doesn't need the money but it needs government "help" that'll take money to give and that kinda..  uponit7771   May-24-10 09:04 AM   #30 
  - They are saving the Gulf, and they saved our jobs last time.  mkultra   May-24-10 09:04 AM   #31 
  - It is not OK...  kirby   May-24-10 09:28 AM   #37 
  - We're going to "rush in" regardless.  donco6   May-24-10 09:54 AM   #39 
 

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