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Nick Anderson

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  1. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, almost 2 years ago

    HA! Good, I’m glad! Serves them right.

  2. iangoodson

    iangoodson said, almost 2 years ago

    Haliburton, Transocean – American companies, American run, American screw-up. But Obama came after the British. It is British pension funds that are paying for American mistakes. It’s called a good old-fashioned shakedown. I just wish that our leaders had the guts to tell Obama where the door is.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    Will Congress cap the subsidies our tax dollars are providing to the oil companies and other mining businesses harvesting minerals and chemicals from our soil and seabeds? I hear talk of taking away the child deduction on taxes, but no one has mentioned oil subsidies or gold mining subsidies/freebies since the elections ended.
    curiously,
    C.

  4. narrowminded

    narrowminded said, almost 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    What subsidies? What freebies? Are you saying the Govn. has a net loss concerning these producers?

  5. JmcaRice

    JmcaRice GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    the fat oil guy doesn’t look British enough.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 2 years ago

    @narrowminded and Ima,
    ^
    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2011/0309/Budget-hawks-Does-US-need-to-give-gas-and-oil-companies-41-billion-a-year
    ^
    Liberals believe everyone deserves a fair chance to succeed, without unfairly weighing things in favor of one person or another. I may be wrong, but I think most liberals feel a corporation is NOT a person, but that it is a group of people who may or may not depend on those subsidies. In most cases, companies extracting chemicals and minerals out of the earth pay a miniscule amount of money to do so, and the CEOs of those companies still want low taxes, less regulation, and 7 figure salaries and bonuses.
    I do believe there is a net loss to the Government for what they give to these companies.
    And Ima-
    I just heard the radio ask for people to join a local cities volunteer fire department and EMTs. Some of your income subsidizes people who work a full time job and still volunteer to respond to people just like you when they are having a life threatening emergency.
    When corporations invest their money in maintaining the roads and power lines that get to the buildings, when they provide the facilities where employees can buy food and clothes and power, I’ll be more wiling to let companies keep their subsidies, but as long as taxes pay for roads and infrastructure, I’m afraid I will want them to pay their fair share, even more than their fare share when profits are as high as they are for some.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    You can form an LLC and put all of your savings in it.
    Then if you cause a traffic accident or have an illness and you are sued, your money won’t go anywhere.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 said, almost 2 years ago

    @iangoodson It is British pension funds that are paying for American mistakes. It’s called a good old-fashioned shakedown. I just wish that our leaders had the guts to tell Obama where the door is.

    No, it’s called an all too small punishment for corporate malfeasance and deliberate negligence. BP was found to have been willingly breaking environmental and safety laws as well as committing fraud for many years.

    As reported by ABC News, “BP’s safety violations far outstrip its fellow oil companies. According to the Center for Public Integrity, in the last three years, BP refineries in Ohio and Texas have accounted for 97 percent of the ‘egregious, willful’ violations handed out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).”

  9. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, almost 2 years ago

    For lack of $500,000 safety valve, BP Oil caused billions in damages. I have no sympathy for them.

  10. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Darsan54

    It seems as though BP was playing craps with the safety equipment, thinking “There things are almost never needed, so we will just go without. What are the chances anything can happen?”
    Well, just like in a casino, if you roll the dice, and crap out, you LOSE, and when you LOSE, you pay the consequences!
    BP lost, so now they have to pay!

  11. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 2 years ago

    some of you posters make me sick.
    I live in an old LAND oilfield area, and the business of finding, drilling, producing oil from below the earth’s surface is one of the most dangerous jobs for any worker.
    Ocean oil production is even more dangerous.
    maybe you do not know of the enormous money investments it takes for each stage of finding and producing crude oil and natural gas so that Americans can use the refined product for vehicle fuels and for heating homes and businesses. So far in 2012, it is still the cheapest fuel available. Gas and oil is used to produce electricity….
    the NY and NJ areas found out how important electricity is..when it was cut off by the superstorm Sandy.
    -
    it is easy to criticize and condemn people who have paid the price, money and time and effort and far more than 8 hour workdays…to succeed in building a profitable industry that humans NEED. But when you curse the OIL CO’s, you expose your own pettiness.

  12. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    Oil companies have had RECORD profits. Don’t let the door hit you in your brainpan on your way out.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Regulation changes in 2007, among others, that BP helped write, led to the spill, they owe for damages, and finally got nailed. No sympathy should be shown to them.

  14. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 2 years ago

    ^a case for the oil worker, not the oil company (person) or industry.

    disgusted taxpayer does, however, make a great case for green energy with her post.

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    www.rmi.org Clean renewable energy is worth the effort! The Rocky Mountain Institute.

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