Libertarians say government shares blame with BP for oil spill
WASHINGTON - Wes Benedict, executive director of the Libertarian Party, issued the following statement today:
"The federal government and BP share the blame for the large oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
"When the CEO of BP appeared at a Congressional hearing yesterday, Republicans and Democrats predictably engaged in finger-pointing and blame-ducking, trying to score political points. Their fingers should have been pointed at themselves.
2008 Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr writes in Roll Call:
There may be a number of reasons to oppose the financial services “reform” legislation passed recently by both houses of Congress and now headed to conference committee to work out differences — its length, its complexity and its many regulatory mechanisms.
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