What a guy that John Boehner is! Always looking out for the taxpayer!
Take, for example, his LATEST GESTURE in that regard.
Congressional Democrats and the White House are toying with different ways to force BP to cover the costs of damages from the Gulf oil spill. But they face stiff opposition from industry…and it seems leading Republicans. In response to a question from TPMDC, House Minority Leader John Boehner said he believes taxpayers should help pick up the tab for the clean up.
“I think the people responsible in the oil spill–BP and the federal government–should take full responsibility for what’s happening there,” Boehner said at his weekly press conference this morning.
Boehner’s statement followed comments last Friday by US Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue who said he opposes efforts to stick BP, a member of the Chamber, with the bill.
UPDATE: Oooh! Wait til Boehner hears about the nasty stuff Nancy Pelosi is SAYING about his buddies at BP. He’ll blow a gasket.
(Of course, this is a cue to our Applesauce wingnuts to say something about Botox. They usually do that at any mention of Pelosi’s name. That’s their idea of a brilliant political retort.)
UPDATE II: Meanwhile, Republican Congressman James Sensenbrenner, a multimillionaire from Wisconsin who owns thousands of shares of BP stock, HAS NO PLANS to recuse himself from a congressional investigation related to the Gulf oil spill or from votes on Capitol Hill that could affect his investments in the oil company.