A More Effective Government
In the last few days I have been asked by reporters about my opinions regarding the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
While Jim Himes and Washington have pushed for government involvement in healthcare, insurance, Wall Street, and the auto industry, they have failed to deliver on one of government’s core functions: protecting its citizens and the environment.
Both BP and our federal government have failed to resolve this tragedy effectively and efforts must be accelerated if we are to contain the oil and prevent this catastrophe from becoming a major ecological devastation.
Our federal government is failing to lead in stopping this disaster. We need an effective federal government-- one that is smaller in size, but gets the job done when it comes to essential functions like public safety. Focus must return to essential government functions, not a mass take-over of private industry.
American taxpayers should not be forced to take on the burden for BP's inaction. Beyond just capping the leak, BP must assume responsibility for the cost of all ecological damage and immediately construct physical barriers to prevent any more oil from reaching the shores of the Gulf Coast.
Looking ahead, changes must be implemented to improve the safety of the off-shore drilling industry. The government and oil companies must create more effective emergency action plans. Our nation’s energy sustainability depends on the ability to improve off-shore drilling in a safe and environmentally mindful approach.
All my best,
Please send your comments, news tips and press releases to