"What I don't want to hear is, when they're spending that kind of money on their shareholders [a $10.5 billion quarterly dividend] and spending that kind of money on TV advertising, that they're nickel and diming fishermen or small businesses here in the Gulf," Obama said.Man, this guy's got as big a hard on for rich oil companies as Goebbels had for the Jews. (Come to think of it, his attitude toward the Jews is pretty much the same, too, but that's another post.)
You know what, Benito? It ain't your dough. So long as they meet their legal obligations to cap it asap, clean up the mess, and compensate those affected according to the guidelines in the law, it ain't none of your business how they spend the rest.
Despite his reputed 'cool' demeanor, it's clear what is required to get Bamalini hot under the collar. Just have someone choose to spend a dime of his own money in any way that benefits him, rather than focusing solely on Il Popolo. Then watch the steam come out of the teenage Mussolini's jug ears.
Pathetic. And kind of ironic for someone who has zero qualms about spending a million dollars of taxpayer funds to take his family on vacation while Rome burns. Oops... that was a different Italian fascist dictator. Time to stop.