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How has it come to be that Americans have allowed their government to become so irresponsible?

Responsibility for the oil spill falls squarely on the shoulders of the government of the US. The government refuses to take accountability and enforce any kind of regulations on big business be it oil or banking or what have you. These things will only continue to get worse as long as the government allows big business to run the country. Big business has big businesses interests at heart, not the overall society's. That is the mission of business and it is mission of the government to maintain order and fair play and safety while business competes. If this is not the governments fault, then there is no purpose to government. It is their job to keep companies in check and make sure they do not ruin things for the whole of society and they are dropping the ball "left" and "right". And they've even been able to convince most Americans it's a good thing the government does nothing! Why do people not demand the government take responsibility right now? If your house was on fire and the fire department was sitting around telling you it's somebody else's problem would you sit there or demand action right now? How is this different? Why is no one demanding more from the government right now? 2 months ago? In 2009, the Obama administration intervened to support the reversal of a court order that would have halted offshore oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Obama’s Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who has long had close ties to the industry, specifically cited BP’s Deepwater Horizon operation as one that should be allowed to go forward, according to a group involved in the court case. http://www.wsws.org/articles/2010/may201…

Asked By: Fizzy Bubbler resurrected! - 6/25/2010
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The People have become ignorant....it's almost like a disease... More
Answered By: Gandhi - 6/25/2010
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APATHY.
Answered By: SCREW Y/A - 6/25/2010
 
Im right with you on that one... THis is ridiculous, and this problem effects the world, and the world wants to help, and our stupid president doesnt want the help.
Answered By: Michelle S - 6/25/2010
 
Good question. How could you people vote for a complete worthless b*****d like bush 2 times. That failure of a person brought this country down and you idiots want to blame the new guy. F&^k off.
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Answered By: bushliedhisazzoff - 6/25/2010
 
I think the US government is not the only one to behave irresponsibly. In fact the blame should be more put on the voters' shoulders of all democracies. Prevention is not human's best quality...
Answered By: vieu_cerf - 6/25/2010
 
Because your premise is false. No matter how big the government, people should see this event for what is really is. It was an accident. Albeit, BP is at fault for not adhering to the proper precautions and safety measures. But why make this into something larger just to push a political agenda? Even the best of... More
Answered By: Joe - 6/25/2010
 
You are correct. That gulf oil leaking for over two months is due to the government. There was no redundancy plan if that blow off valve failed to work. None. IF something happened, everything hinged on it working properly. well, it did not. There was no back up plan.. so Nero fiddles while Rome burns... More
Answered By: Josey Wales - 6/25/2010
 
That irresponsibility is exactly what the role of the federal government was always intended to be so limited. That much power can't be trusted and easily results in corruption like we have now in DC. Regulation and new legislation is useless because it all depends upon a trustworthy entity to maintain it. With the... More
Answered By: kpk02 - 6/25/2010
 
Wrong! BP and any oil company, gets oil leases thought Minerals Management Services at an auction. Those companies know everything there is to know before they even bid on the lease. There are regulations, restrictions all kinds of conditions that those companies lawyers have to know about. When BP wins a bid it... More
Answered By: BlackhawksRule! - 6/25/2010
 
to late now nobody would stand up to bush this is what we get
Answered By: John Harris - 6/25/2010
 
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