History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is.
That quote from Thomas Jefferson is just the beginning of what is going wrong today. The Obama government has decided against what is best for this country, to keep anyone else from helping us with the oil spill. The Dutch, and 17 other countries have offered their help, and Obama has only responded to one. Sending a letter to the Dutch telling them that their help was not needed. UH HUH!. It is now close to 60 days since the leak started, and about 58 days since the Dutch offered their help, and Obama is not interested in stopping the leak…..only destroying the oil industry and playing the blame game. He said he was going to keep ‘his heel on the neck of BP till this whole thing is resolved’, and he is not stopping to notice how much he has had to do with the oil coming on shore now. If he had accepted all the help that was offered and then got all the cranes that are sitting in Maryland, and letting Bobby Jindal use his barges and his plans, then we wouldn’t be in the trouble we are in. But he is refusing all of that. Thankfully, Bobby Jindal is showing some leadership *sorely lacking in the majority party in Washington* and bucking Obama while doing it. I say HOORAY FOR BOBBY JINDAL!!!! But, that isn’t all that is going on. Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey is another one showing leadership. This from Rush Limbaugh yesterday (June 18, 2010):
It is now clear that the Constitution of the United States of America may as well not exist, and it’s not just over the slush fund and the shakedown of BP that took place yesterday at the White House. We’ll get to that in great detail because this is outrageous. It is outrageous. It is unconstitutional what they’re doing. And three Republicans are speaking up about it, Michele Bachmann is one. Joe Barton called this a slush fund yesterday, just as it is. But before we get to that, let’s take a look at things here. Obama has rewarded the United Auto Workers. He refuses to blanket waive the Jones Act, which would allow foreign assistance with the oil spill. The Jones Act is routinely waived en masse in emergencies like this. The Jones Act requires American union workers on projects like this. Obama is not waiving it, so we have refused expert help to stop the flow, to clean up the mess, all to protect unions. He has placed union activists on the NLRB, the National Labor Relations Board. And as Secretary of Labor, a former congresswoman, he has used the stimulus bill to pay the salaries and benefits of state and local government employees, especially NEA members, the teachers. And now he and his party, with some moronic Republicans, there are six or seven Republicans going along with this, are attempting to expand public sector unionism by imposing it on states and municipalities that have not permitted their civil service public employees to unionize.
Chris Christie is in the middle of this in New Jersey. He’s beating these people back. The latest polling data out of New Jersey is 51% of the people there support what Chris Christie is doing, that’s all he needs, 51%. And in the process of trying to clean up his state, here comes the Democrats and Obama and six Republicans. Despite all of these unfunded pension and health care benefits the taxpayers are one day gonna have to deal with with the public sector, now they are going to expand — impose, actually, on states and municipalities that have not permitted their civil service public employees to unionize. They’re gonna demand that they unionize ’em. Just demand it. And there are six or seven Republicans going along with it.
Now, you look at the courage of New Jersey Governor Christie. He is having to battle these public sector unions because they have substantially contributed to the financial demise of his state. Yet the federal Senate and at least six Republicans want to impose on states that do not follow these irresponsible practices, the kind of financial chaos experienced by those who do and by the federal government. Under what constitutional authority, under what logic should this be tolerated? I mean it’s absurd. You move on to the oil problem and BP, is there any problem, is there any decision that Barack Obama has not delegated to some study group, to some panel, to some commission or some stupid czar? Remember how they got all over Reagan ’cause he delegated? Well, here we have Obama who does nothing but delegate, and get this. He has just asked for $15 million for his oil spill commission. Fifteen million dollars. What are they going to do with that? This is a bunch of people that are going to sit around a conference table and ask people questions.
What in the name of Sam Hill do they need $15 million for? How many feet of boom would $15 million buy? How many bales of hay would $15 million buy? How many skimmer ships could be rented for $15 million? How many of Kevin Costner’s oil separation devices, those centrifuges, how many of those could be bought with $15 million? How many gallons of dispersing chemicals? How many gallons of oil are going to be removed from the Gulf by this $15 million commission? The answer is none. I do not know how to describe this anymore. This is pure, abject lawlessness. This is not constitutional what is happening here. You can’t shake down private companies like this. Well, I know they did it but this is not the first time. They did it with TARP. The Heritage Foundation Morning Bell makes a great point today. We told you when this happened that the then-Treasury Secretary Paulson brought these nine bankers in and said, “Sign this by six o’clock, you’re not getting out of this room ’til you sign it,” and one of the Wells Fargo guys, “We don’t need the money. We’re not in any trouble here. We’re not involved in some subprime problem.” “You’re gonna take it, you are a gonna take it, you’re gonna take $25 billion,” or whatever the money that was imposed on them. It’s happening here all over again.
I have an idea. Why doesn’t Obama just go ahead and seize enough of BP and all of Big Oil’s assets to bail out the public sector unions all across America, just be done with it? That’s what Maxine Waters said she wanted to do. Big Oil is a big enemy. Let’s just seize their assets. Just seize their assets and get rid of every union problem that we have. And let’s seize their assets and extend unemployment benefits and to pad out the Democrats’ reelection war chest. Why not just do this? Why not do it out in the open in one big scoop? Because that’s what’s happening here. I mean who can doubt — this is from the left’s perspective, from Obama’s perspective — who can doubt that BP and Big Oil’s crimes against humanity go far beyond the Deepwater leak? Big Oil’s crimes against humanity have been going on since Rockefeller found the stuff in Saudi Arabia. Wouldn’t this just be the epitome of social justice, otherwise known as getting even?
Twenty billion dollars when the maximum allowed by law is $75 million, but Obama brings ’em in, who knows what happened in that meeting, it went on much longer than expected, it was said that he was darting in and darting out, he wasn’t there for the whole thing. “Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Tuesday that President Barack Obama is exceeding his legitimate constitutional authority in telling BP it must set up an independent fund, not controlled by the company, for compensating victims of the Gulf oil spill. She described the administration’s policy as an action ‘that’s all about extortion.'” It is all about extortion by threat of legal hell. And it’s redistribution. Where is this money going to go?
I ask again the questions I asked yesterday. Where is the money going to go? What unions are gonna get it? What ACORN people are gonna get it? What Democrats who are experiencing great trouble here in their reelection bids, are going to get this money? We were told we have an independent commission or entity that is going to be handing out the dispersal of this money. Well, who is he? Well, he’s the pay czar. He’s already one of Obama’s czars. How in the world they can call Feinberg independent is beyond me.
What Obama is doing here is totally illegal. But to him, he doesn’t care about that. He only cares about his legacy, something liberals are interested in, though, they go about it in backassward ways. When the truth be known, Obama really has NO CLUE about what America, or Americans are about. I have said this from the beginning. I have always said that he has NO LOVE for this country except for the riches that it has accorded him. Something he has actually said shouldn’t happen for anyone else, without consequences. But you do not have to believe me. Look at his every action since coming into the limelight while still in Chicagoland. He has never, in my recollection, voted for a bill that would serve the Constitution of the United States. And now he is doing his best to circumvent it with every action that he takes. In his book, The Audacity of Hope, he wrote:
Implicit in [the Constitution’s] structure, in the very idea of ordered liberty, was a rejection of absolute truth, the infallibility of any idea or ideology or theology or “ism,” any tyrannical consistency that might lock future generations into a single, unalterable course, or drive both majorities and minorities into the cruelties [notice now, cruelty: as he is against it] of the Inquisition, the pogrom, the gulag, or the jihad. Now for you who think that I misspelled a word here, the word pogrom means this: A pogrom is a form of violent riot, a mob attack, either approved or condoned by government or military authorities, directed against a particular group, whether ethnic, religious, or other, and characterized by killings and destruction of their homes, businesses, and religious centers, property. The term was originally used to denote extensive violence against Jews in the Russian Empire.
With this, here ends part one of the Destruction of the Oil Companies. Stay tuned here for part two.
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