GOP is far too cozy with big business

 

President Obama gets a $20 billion commitment from BP for the people of the Gulf coast damaged by the oil spill, and Republican Joe Barton apologizes to BP and calls it a shakedown.

Although Barton recanted because it was politically correct, it doesn't belie his real opinion. And it's not just Barton -- many Republican Congress members think a $75 million cap should be put into place to protect big industries from these types of disasters.

It proves again that the Republican Party will place the best interests of big business and big industry above the best interests of the American people.

And no, I am not a Democrat. But I am still an American.

James Connell

Augusta

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