Or did BP choose to drill there over a lack of better choices avaliable
Regardless...Ive NEVER...not once...suggested BP shouldnt pay for it. What I HAVE said is that instead of allowing 1 barrel of oil...86,400 barrels a day, and a total of 7 MILLION 344 THOUSAND barrels of oil to spill into the gulf coast, polluting Texas, La, Alabama, Florida, into the Key's, now up the Atlantic, and into lake Ponchetran...the priority should have been sealing the leak...get the **** out of the way, stop trying to save a well or collect the oil, and seal the leak. Period. We'll deal with putting BP into bankruptcy later...but first and foremost...stop the leak.
But since when did the government have the technical knowledge on how to stop oil well blowouts at 5000 feet? The government is not used to stop blowouts on land, because it does not have the technical expertise to do so. It certainly does not have the knowledge to do so at 5000 ft. The best choice the government could come up with would be to nuke it like the Russian's did a few times. The only organizations that have the expertise to plug the well without nukes are not part of the US government. Meaning BP could hire them and use them to plug the thing,
The people of Louisiana are/were profiting from it, heck they want the deepwater drilling to continue right now, in the midst of this blowout (they went to court to overturn the temp ban on deepwater drilling) As they wanted the drilling, profited from it, and want it to continue let them pay for the clean up that BP does not pay for. Stop expecting uninvolved people to pay for bad decisions made by others. That is socialism,
And it isnt the people in Louisiana that want/need the oil. Unless Im mistaken, those people in Montana are also using fossil fuels...we all do. We all need it. and one way or another we are ALL going to pay for it. But first...you stop the oil flow. Then you go after BP. I dont care if you dump 300,000,000 cinder blocks on it, pipe in liquid glass, put the worlds biggest cork on a submarine and drive it straight into it or put Michelles fat ass in there (oh yes...dont think we have forgotten the boob belts...)...but you stop the leak. 4 tries in 85 days to find a way to recapture the oil and contain the flow isnt the same as trying any and every viable option to STOP the flow.