$50 Billion Dollars is HUGE. They will make NO money the next 5 Plus years because their reputation is now horrible... and everything they may make will go to paying to this nighmare they are in. This stock is WORTHLESS! They make 14 Billion last year, so 50 billion is 4 years profits if they do as well as they did last year which they wont because they will be spending all their time and energy fixing this mess. Wait to seewhat happens when the lawyers start filing claims... then the costs double to fight them and to pay them out... and once they start... they will be like a domino effect.
You're comparing BP to the US economy?. LOL. BP can go BK. The US can't.. As long as the US has an endless supply of money and taxpayers to pay for it, the US economy trumps BP!! Think before you speak.. LOL!