Monday, May 24, 2010

Rand Paul Defends British Petroleum, Thinks Holding Industry Accountable Is "Un-American"

On Good Morning America, Rand Paul got into some more hot water with critics for comments made against the administration's handling of the oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico and their treatment of British Petroleum.
On Good Morning America today, Paul also steered the conversation toward something more recent, President Obama’s criticism of BP following the oil spill. Paul said: “This sort of, you know ‘I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of BP,’ I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business.”
John Cole at Balloon Juice made a very clever observation.
Yes. When the American President states he is going to make sure that BRITISH Petroleum is going to be required to clean up the spill that is polluting American shores and fisheries, it is “un-American.”
The idea of holding a business accountable for their actions that will cause tremendous economic and environmental damage is truly an "un-American" concept. 

Does Rand Paul realize that this corporation is not American, but British, or does he honestly believe that all business should be free of government regulation?  Maybe the rig should be allowed to hire workers based on the color of their skin as well or make their oil a "whites only" oil...

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