“It is generally not the practice of this country to change the laws after the game,” said Tom Donohue, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Everybody is going to contribute to this clean up. We are all going to have to do it. We are going to have to get the money from the government and from the companies and we will figure out a way to do that.” – Tom Donohue
First thing Tom you obviously don’t know history, because if the first line of your statement was true, then there would have never been the need for Dred Scott to petition the U.S. Supreme Court, Emancipation Proclamation, Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, KS, Civil Rights Act, Voters Rights Act, American’s with Disabilities Act and so many other legislation, court decisions that are now law. This country is all about changing the rules during the play.
Second, are you serious? You are actually suggesting that the government, meaning you (the taxpayers) pay for the BP Oil disaster.
Don’t your organization typically side with Republicans when the government in this regard? I thought you were against what you’re now suggesting the government & taxpayers do. So, why the change of heart? It almost sounds like your trying to protect someone or something.
What surprised me was to hear the House Minority Leader, Republican, John Boehner actually co-sign what Tom Donohue is suggesting of requiring taxpayers to pay for the BP Oil disaster.
John Boehner said at his weekly press conference this morning…
“I think the people responsible in the oil spill–BP and the federal government–should take full responsibility for what’s happening there.”
Um… unless he’s referring to the de-regulators, for which most are found in his own party, why does the federal government have to pay for the BP Oil Disaster?
I’m just waiting to see what everyone will have to say about that.
There’s so much I can and have said about Republicans, but if anyone have noticed I’ve stopped. Primarily, because I can get through to a mule faster than trying to help you see the contradictions and understand the history and consequences of your actions. But you’re not totally alone, because some Democrats are just as bad as you, so it goes both ways.
If Rep. John Boehner was simply making a general statement, in his reference about the role of the government had to play in this disaster, then it still doesn’t make sense politically because the finger points back to members within his own party for the most part. Does the name Dick Cheney or George W. Bush come to mind when you think about De-regulations, Big Oil and Government?
So how politically wise is it to be co-signing on such an absurd declaration by the president of the US Chamber of Commerce?