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Is there really a POINT to this hearing today??

OR is it just a big show for politicians to lambaste this man? Granted he deserves ZERO sympathy but REALLY something needs to be DONE and I am really sick of hearing these people talk! We need equipment that weren't getting down here to clean and we need PEOPLE to help clean and we need BOATS to skimm and clean the WATER...we do NOT need more political HOT AIR! What do you think?

 
momof030404

Asked by momof030404 at 1:01 PM on Jun. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Show. There is nothing new coming out of this. These higher than thou idiots in congress just think that if they sit out there and bash and berate BP they will look better in Americas eyes. Personally, and I don't give BP a pass on this but I think everyone gets it and there is no reason for this dog and pony show
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:20 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • If they don't have the hearing they won't be able to say they did anything at re-election time. They won't really do anything, but that's politics!
    Lifes-A-Dance

    Answer by Lifes-A-Dance at 1:05 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • Really, there is no point. BP has admitted responsibility. This gives Congress the look of doing something without actually doing something. It also deflects from the fact the feds failed to properly regulate and inspect the well.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 1:17 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • This hearing is no different than the Health Care "debate" that Obama granted Republicans. He let them speak their minds, and present their ideas, but never intended to actually implement or change anything--even if it was a good idea or a better plan.

    You'd think with those big ears of his, he would hear the people's outrage, but that's not the case with Barry! He really is as stubborn as a Democratic mule! LOL
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 1:44 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • "We need equipment that weren't getting down here to clean and we need PEOPLE to help clean and we need BOATS to skimm and clean the WATER...we do NOT need more political HOT AIR!" I totally agree. That's what the govt should be focusing on right now. We can put BP through the ringer after the crisis has passed (assuming it ever will). And the government could also be changing it's policy on regulating big oil.
    MarlaMomma

    Answer by MarlaMomma at 3:33 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • They are showing the world how "tough" they are. They (we) want someone to blame so badly that we don't understand that this one man didn't do anything himself - actually. It has been the work of many people setting up the situation. There is an air of cutting corners, there is an air of needing the product, there is a responsibility of our EPA and the tree huggers for pushing drilling so far off-shore, there is an arrogance of our president for waiting so long to even make a public statement much less go check it our, there is an atmosphere of throwing BP under the bus without realizing it is a publicly owned company, and finally, the moratorium that will put thousands out of work - now, when we desperately need jobs. No one is fixing the problem. They just want to say "see, I fussed at him. He's the bad guy." Well, don't fuss - fix. Fuss later.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 3:46 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • Over just the past few months, Republicans on Capitol Hill have defended predatory health insurers, corrupt Wall Street bankers and criminal coal mining companies. Now with word that President Obama has secured a $20 billion, independently administered escrow fund from BP to help pay for its devastating oil spill in the Gulf, leading lights of the GOP are rushing to protect the company from "being fleeced" and a "shakedown."

    Republicans aren't looking after the average American family!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • "We need equipment that weren't getting down here to clean and we need PEOPLE to help clean and we need BOATS to skimm and clean the WATER...we do NOT need more political HOT AIR!" I totally agree. That's what the govt should be focusing on right now. We can put BP through the ringer after the crisis has passed (assuming it ever will). And the government could also be changing it's policy on regulating big oil.


    You mean those skimmers that were offered by 13 foreign nations to help us deal with this disaster within the first few days to first few weeks, that the Obama administration turned away?  People were right when they said this wasn't Obama's Katrina.  Katrina wasn't even this big of a flub up.  This is outright treasonous negligence.  The inexperience is showing.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • Republicans aren't looking after the average American family!


    Duh.  Neither party looks out for the average American family.  That's up to us to do for ourselves.  But we don't just curl up and accept the crap they are handing us.  We demand that they do what is right.  They work for us and if they aren't doing the work, then hire a new person. 

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:58 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

  • 8:23 PM on Jun. 17, 2010 by: Anonymous
    Over just the past few months, Republicans on Capitol Hill have defended predatory health insurers, corrupt Wall Street bankers and criminal coal mining companies. Now with word that President Obama has secured a $20 billion, independently administered escrow fund from BP to help pay for its devastating oil spill in the Gulf, leading lights of the GOP are rushing to protect the company from "being fleeced" and a "shakedown."

    Republicans aren't looking after the average American family
    ***********************
    EXACTLY RIGHT! I was a Republican back when the party really did care, but now...? Where are the real Republicans??? The candidates are mean-spirted, selfish, cheap, stingy, punishing,know-it-alls who do not know what they are doing. It is so depressing! Somebody had better find some real human beings who will rescue the Republican party before it tanks.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 PM on Jun. 17, 2010

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