Monday, June 21, 2010

Too Much Government in the Gulf

Ron Paul
Texas Straight Talk

“Sadly, the disaster in the Gulf continues this week as BP’s efforts at containment keep hitting snags and residents along the coast scramble to clean up and defend their shores and wildlife.  Many have criticized the federal government in the past weeks for not doing enough.  The reality is there is only so much government can do to help, yet a lot they can do to prolong the problem and misdirect the pain.  For example, in the interest of “doing something” the administration has enacted a unilateral ban on offshore drilling.  This is counterproductive.  I am proud to cosponsor legislation to lift that ban.  Why punish other oil companies and their hard-working employees who had nothing to do with this disaster, and who have better safety records?”

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