- posted 11 years ago
Analysts estimate BP will wind up paying out $8,000 per barrel of oil
spilled in the Gulf. By my calculation that works out to about $20 per
shrimp not eaten.
Attention BP: please come to my house and spill a few dozen of those
barrels in my front yard. I will personally handle the cleanup and bill
Fishermen don't own the Gulf of Mexico. Why should they benefit because
it closes? They get paid for not working? Shouldn't we all get paid for
the seafood we don't get to eat? Aren't we small people too?
Will we now get paid for lost time when a car accident backs up the
These are perfect socialist remedies to the ordinary consequences of
lawful activity: confiscate the deep pockets for arbitrary and imaginary
costs to the "public". All for a glorified janitorial incident. Obama
wants to be chief janitor now.
Thank you to BP and all the other oil companies for fueling modern life
and civilization. I may like crawdads, but without them I will still
have flush toilets. Give me the oil instead.
I own beachfront property in Florida. I have dodged tarballs all my
life. I'm fine with that.