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Thread: Should Obama be directly in charge of the oil spill response

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    Re: Should Obama be directly in charge of the oil spill response

    I'd say Obama or the Federal Government should be in charge except for one reason:

    BP will have more opportunities to wiggle their way out of paying the entire bill if they "disagree" with a move the government makes without BP's consent.

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    Re: Should Obama be directly in charge of the oil spill response

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    In your opinion, do you think that Obama should be directly in charge of the oil spill response or should some other organization have that role?

    The reason I ask is I keep seeing people saying that Obama is not doing enough, but I don't believe he should be directly in charge. I am curious about other people's views on the matter.

    I'd have to see Obama's credentials, where he is an expert on oil spills, before I'd want him in charge of it.

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    Re: Should Obama be directly in charge of the oil spill response

    This so-called oil spill, a result of lax, oil company biased regulations and rules from our government results in our President having to take over. The tough task will be in persuading enough conservatives to see the error of their ways in trusting big business so much...
    Note "conservative", this applies to democrats as well. I think the Liberations will be very quiet here, as they favor small government which results in less regulations ....or no rules.

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    Re: Should Obama be directly in charge of the oil spill response

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I'd have to see Obama's credentials, where he is an expert on oil spills, before I'd want him in charge of it.
    Me too. Which is why I think it is appropriate to delegate this.

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    Re: Should Obama be directly in charge of the oil spill response

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I'd have to see Obama's credentials, where he is an expert on oil spills, before I'd want him in charge of it.
    An interesting thing about being "in charge" of anything..
    The man does not have to know anything about the particulars, but he does have to know human nature, and his own limitations...I believe our President does know how to work with people....at least with those willing to cooperate.. Are there any who do not want to clean the oil spill?

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    Re: Should Obama be directly in charge of the oil spill response

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    An interesting thing about being "in charge" of anything..
    The man does not have to know anything about the particulars, but he does have to know human nature, and his own limitations...I believe our President does know how to work with people....at least with those willing to cooperate.. Are there any who do not want to clean the oil spill?



    how about the 13 countries that offered to help? How well is he working with them?
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    Re: Should Obama be directly in charge of the oil spill response

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    how about the 13 countries that offered to help? How well is he working with them?
    Maybe they think it is in their best interest to let the criis grow. It has to develop sufficiently to be used to panic the dumbmasses to get support for his programs. Remember, their moto is 'never waste a good crisis'.

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    Re: Should Obama be directly in charge of the oil spill response

    What about all the states that will be affected by the oil spill? I think state governments should have more power when it comes to the spill along with the federal government and BP. There should be a mix of who is in charge. Personally I think the federal government is failing at this and is way to slow, while state governments would act much faster and more efficiently.
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    Re: Should Obama be directly in charge of the oil spill response

    The government should only be involved if this were a natural problem, but it is not. Those who are responsible for the leak should deal with it, no one else. Hurricane Katrina was different in that no one could be held responsible, so assistance from the government was justified. We rely too much, and default too much, to the government for everything.

    Things like this are what lead to excessive government. The government gets involved in something that is really none of their business, then they create laws and regulations to show the public they are doing something about the problem. Soon enough, it becomes the norm for the government to be involved in the issue. The people who believe the government should be doing something are the problem, and they have been since FDR.

    Obama and the government should just stay out of it.
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    Re: Should Obama be directly in charge of the oil spill response

    A lawyer in charge of a highly technical engineering problem.

    Anyone else see a problem with that?
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