June 14, 2010

Quote of the Day

The President, on the position by the anti-government Republicans that the government should do more to stop the spill:

“I think it’s fair to say, if six months ago, before this spill had happened, I had gone up to Congress and I had said we need to crack down a lot harder on oil companies and we need to spend more money on technology to respond in case of a catastrophic spill, there are folks up there, who will not be named, who would have said this is classic, big-government overregulation and wasteful spending... Some of the same folks who have been hollering and saying ‘do something’ are the same folks who, just two or three months ago, were suggesting that government needs to stop doing so much
Obama has failed to solve what looks a whole lot like an unsolvable problem. Yelling about it in the first few days wouldn't have helped, I don't think.

Posted by Stephen Silver at June 14, 2010 10:54 PM
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