GOP Calls BP's $20 Billion Escrow Account an Obama Shakedown
Fresh from the cuckoo file, the GOP has apologized to BP on behalf of the American people for President Obama's "shakedown." The "shakedown" that they speak of is the $20 billion escrow account that BP set up for the immeasurable amount of damage that the oil spill has caused the Gulf region. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) went so far as to say, "I think it's a tragedy in the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown -- in this case a $20 billion shakedown -- with the attorney general of the United States, who is legitimately conducting a criminal investigation and has every right to do so to protect the American people, participating in what amounts to a $20 billion slush fund that's unprecedented in our nation's history, which has no legal standing, which I think sets a terrible precedent for our nation's future." What? Was he sent here from "alter world"? Instead of create your own platters, they have create your own stories. In our world, we think for ourselves and don't need Rep. Joe Barton to apologize on our behalf.