We're going to have to bring our revenues and our spending in line in the long-term. But to drop every other consideration because we supposedly can't afford to help our own neighbors is absurd and unfair.
This spill will impact the Gulf region, and the nation, for decades to come. There's no question that BP is to blame. It's time we brought corporate liability law in line with the scope of this catastrophe.
The appointment of Raul Grijalva as Secretary of the Interior presents a rare opportunity to bring a uniquely qualified candidate, with true grass-roots ties, and a broad based progressive bent to the Cabinet.