Ignorance FTW: Lay Off Big Business

by Rich on 07/13/2010

in Ignorance FTW

Via @ignoranceftw:

“What I don’t like from the president’s administration is this sort of, ‘I’ll put my boot heel on the throat of BP. I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business. I’ve heard nothing from BP about not paying for the spill. And I think it’s part of this sort of blame-game society in the sense that it’s always got to be someone’s fault instead of the fact that sometimes accidents happen.” – Rand Paul, the self-proclaimed “Tea Party” candidate who won the Republican Senate primary in Kentucky (May 21, 2010)

Because, left to their own devices, big business always adheres to their word with no political pressure needed whatsoever. And it’s so un-American to question the same corporations that have fucked the working man on wages and benefits since this country’s inception and then moved all of the damn jobs out of the United States as unemployment continues to increase…you know, the same working man the Tea Party is supposed to represent. One of BP’s own drilling partners, Anadarko Petroleum, freely admitted in a statement last month that BP’s actions basically amounted to “gross negligence or willful misconduct,” but we should just take them at their word that it was a freak accident, right? It’s no wonder that this moron represents the Tea Party – he’s another astroturfing Republican in “revolutionary” clothing. I guess it’s no surprise, either, that this gaffe-machine is losing steam, and supporters, as quickly as his rise to fame began.