Most of you have probably heard by now that BP is putting 20 billion dollars into an escrow account for spill victims. The republicans are already complaining according to ThinkProgress.
Michele Bachmann, the gift that keeps on giving, has called the account
"a redistribution of wealth fund."She meant it as a criticism. Well you know what? That is exactly what it is and it is exactly what it should be. Take the wealth of BP Oil and give it to the people that BP has injured. What the hell is wrong with that? The alternative is to let BP off the hook and put the American public on the hook.
Fuck you, Bachmann.
The other dimwit that the ThinkProgress article talks about is Mississippi governor, Haley Barbour. He's worried that BP will lose some profits. He says they need their money to more drill wells. He's worried that the company that made about 6 BILLION dollars in the first quarter of 2010 and made 163 BILLION dollars from 2001 through 2009 is going to "lose some profits".
Well, fuck off Barbour!