I don't understand why the politicians are pushing for BP to suspend the dividend. Doing so only punishes shareholders who had NO ROLE in the poor management decisions by BP execs that lead to this disaster. We shareholders have already suffered a 50% decline in the value of our shares. Why punish us more?
I'm all in favor of civil and criminal prosecution of the CULPABLE EXECUTIVES. Hold them PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for their own gross negligence. Take all their assets. They are the ones who should be punished, not the innocent investors!
lol..SO Essentially what you are saying is that you want all the benefits and none of the down side? Where do you think BP will get the money to pay for clean up??
You are innocent investors in what sense? that you or the majority of YOU chose the executives?
Because shareholder are the owners of the company. As owners, you share in the ups and downs. People seem to forget this fact. If you don't like specific stock risk, then dont buy individual stocks.
Shareholders are just people who made bad bets.
in bp's case, you bet black, the ball landed on green.
not black like oil. Green, like the way energy should be.
better luck next time. Try betting with the earth, instead of against it.
Absoloutly you dumb ass.The oil business is a high risk business and a necessary one.I don't think your car would go far without gas.You talk like you arn't smart enough to even drive one.That is one of the reasons this economy is so bad.Nobody wants to take responsibility and risk.You idiots are all going to end up with nothing on but your socks.Have a good day.