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No, McCain got a bigger contribution from BP.
MMS has been inadequate and corrupt for many years, even predating Bush. Energy Secretary Salazar had wanted to change this culture of corruption, but his changes didn't come fast enough. I believe we'll see some very good changes now in government oversight of drilling. Government oversight was inadequate prior to this time, but Obama inherited a very tough hand from Bush--the deepest recession since 1929, two wars, a trillion-dollar deficit, and a collapsing healthcare system. We've passed healthcare reform, we're soon going to pass financial reform that reregulates the financial industry, we're winding down Iraq and have a timetable for Afghanistan. That's a lot to get done in a year. It would have been nice if we could have imposed stricter regulations on drilling too, but with a united wall of opposition from Republicans in Congress it's unrealistic to expect that any additional reform measures could have passed in so short a time.
Do you support raising the liability cap to $10 billion for oil spills? If so, do you oppose Republican obstructionism in the Senate blocking the measure to raise the liability cap?