Friday, April 30, 2010

Mine disaster + oil spill = evidence of same old story

Fish, birds and other sea life won't be the only victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill -- President Obama's plan to expand offshore oil drilling could also go down.

One thing for sure: There will be no new offshore drilling until the cause of this spill is determined, Obama political adviser David Axelrod said today on ABC's Good Morning America.

"All he (Obama) has said is that he is not going to continue the moratorium on drilling," Axelrod said, adding "no additional drilling has been authorized and none will until we find out what happened here and whether there was something unique and preventable here."

We knew that the Republican led congress and the Bush administration completely abdicated their oversight and regulatory enforcement obligations.

We hoped for better when Democrats took over Congress in 2006 and the White House in 2008.

The recent mine disaster, and the recent devastating oil spill, conclusively demonstrate that the Pelosi led congress and the Obama led administration are doing no better.

Why? Because they're all on the same payrolls of the same corporate interests.

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