Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Gulf Coast Oil Spill Conspiracy: "Never Waste a Crisis" Edition

Now that the oil spill from BP's offshore rig is about to lap the Louisiana coastline, the Democrats have finally leaped into action (guess Obama finally gave them them sign that it is OK to unfold the final part of the conspiracy). No, not to help the coastline, silly, but to legislate against the Sons of Satan themselves, Big Oil:

Democratic Sens. Bob Menendez (N.J.), Frank Lautenberg (N.J.) and Bill Nelson (Fla.) intend to introduce a bill Monday increasing the economic liability cap for offshore oil spills from $75 million to $10 billion in response the the Gulf of Mexico disaster, according to a release.

Well, that'll show that oil slick!

Look, the sum of these three guy's intelligence doesn't equal that of one bona fide village idiot, but now that the Obama administration has created this crisis and is allowing it to play out, the Party must do it's job and not waste this opportunity to pass draconian legislation in a self-perpetuated climate of fear. If the Menendez (D-La Raza) bill passes, the oil companies will have to look at their statistics and say, "OK, so a spill happens every ten years, the government will now milk us for $10B each time, so we need to impose and spread out price increases that will total this amount so that we have a kitty to pay for this statistical eventuality..."

How much is that gonna cost you? Enough to turn you off to oil, and finally hop on the magic carpet that Obama has been assuring you is right around the corner...? By the way, BP has already agreed to foot the entire tab for the clean-up, so it was not as if they were pulling a Mr. Burns here...

That's the game, folks. Support drilling, take some flack from your own side and appear "bi-partisan". Blow up the rig, sit back and do nothing while the spill grows in size, and use the hysterical coverage as a smoke screen to renege on your vow to expand drilling, while simultaneously pleasing your base by imposing even more draconian legislation on the oil industry.

And why does their seem to be such an increase in coal mine disasters as well? Coincidence, I'm sure...

OK, so my tongue is kind of "in-cheek" right now. But with this crew of deceptive half-wits in DC, I am inclined to believe almost anything...

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