Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ron Paul on the oil spill

From the Texas on the Potomac blog of  the Houston Chronicle.
Too much government in the Gulf
Texas on the Potomac welcomes guest commentary from across the political spectrum. Today, we share with you a column by Texas Rep. Ron Paul, republished from his "Texas Straight Talk" blog.
Sadly, the disaster in the Gulf continues this week as BP's efforts at containment keep hitting snags and residents along the coast scramble to clean up and defend their shores and wildlife.

Many have criticized the federal government in the past weeks for not doing enough. The reality is there is only so much government can do to help, yet a lot they can do to prolong the problem and misdirect the pain. For example, in the interest of "doing something" the administration has enacted a unilateral ban on offshore drilling.

This is counterproductive.
Read the rest here.

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