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It is not an assumption that the government is incompetent and corrupt. Its obvious. WHat is a problem is that our government regulates under the assumption of guilt. Take a look at how the Democrats treated the CEO of BP. They assumed he did this intentionally. It is intentional that Obama failed to act and it is intentional that the Democrats did not try to find out why it happened, but assumed that it was criminal.
Most of the regulators for the government were holdovers from the Bush/Cheney administration. The President did NOT fail to act, as you allege, and the Democrats did NOT assume that the oil spill was deliberate.
BP was almost certainly guilty of criminal neglect, by not doing everything it could to prevent the explosion. They could have installed devices that would have cut off the flow closer to the wellhead, as is done by regulation in other countries.
This will all be determined in court, long, long after the spill is over. That is the nature of these things.
It is just stupid to blame the government for the oil spill, like blaming the police for a homocide when they did not anticipate how to prevent it. It has long been the stance of the Republicans to claim that all government is corrupt and incompetent, by its very nature, and therefore we should have less of it: less control, fewer or no regulations, less authority.
They take this stance because they are in thrall to Big Business, and Big Business loves total control and monopoly, neither of which are in any way to the advantage of the country or its people. We saw that the other day, when Rep. Burton APOLOGIZED to BP for the Congress daring to ask him to put up money to help those citizens whose lives have been damaged by the spill.