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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.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Ron Paul on the oil spill
From the Texas on the Potomac blog of the Houston Chronicle.