John Boehner (R-OH) said US taxpayers should help BP pay for cleaning-up BP's oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. Eventually, he took-back his comment but the bell can't be unrung. Presumably, Boehner and the rest of the usually highly regimented Republicans want to bail-out BP.
I thought we weren't doing bail-outs anymore. They caused such a stir last time I thought we swore off. Now we find the Republicans were just kidding. Big rich BP, a company which earns $20 billion dollars a year, BP Bailout? , is facing a cost of about one years's profits to clean-up the mess it's made.
Is that too much to ask?
Apparently, the Republicans, ever-faithful defenders of capitalist profits, think it is. They didn't mind when GM, a major employer of everyday Americans, was facing liquidation. "Let it fail" they screamed. Apparently, jobs for Americans mean nothing to the Republicans but profits for foreign capitalists are a different thing. Even if the profits are just a bump in the road, profits for capitalists are sacred to Republicans.
This is despicable. It's an outrage approaching treason.