Robert Gibbs Defends White House On Oil Spill Response
All the right wing nuts who want government to stay out of business and out of theirs lives are now screaming for the government to fix this. I'm sure if the government knew how, they would have done it by now.If he had fixed it Obama's critics would be complaining that he had taken over where he shouldn't have, and that he shouldn't have interfered in private enterprise. The Right doesn't give him credit for anything he does that is good, and blames him for everything that is wrong, whether it is his fault or not.
Don't forget the Tea Baggers
As simple as it may seem, the law prevents the government from just taking over, Allen said. After the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill in Alaska, Congress dictated that oil companies be responsible for dealing with major accidents – including paying for all cleanup – with oversight by federal agencies