What's happening on the gulf coast is truly tragic. ALL of us hope it never happens again an ALL of us want to learn from what happened to make sure of that.
At least 10,000 people are un-employed or under-employed because of the spill.
The Obama solution: Suspend permits for new offshore drilling pending an investigation... an action that will throw 30,000 oil industry workers out of work over the next month.
Obama ignores that fact that it's been 31 years since any significant accident has happened in the gulf. For it to happen again this year given the HUGE precautions being taken on rigs in the aftermath of this accident would be akin to lightening striking twice in the same place on consecutive days.
Yet Obama is willing to hammer the economy, and our oil-dependent trade imbalance just to grandstand this issue in an immature fashion and "look good" to his socialist constituents.
How ANYONE can support the policies of this in-ept president of ours is beyond comprehension.
"Funny how that (WSJ) list is heavily weighted toward capitalist nations on the free end..."
I was thnking the same thing: "Funny how that list is weighted."
You might check out the "Freedom in the World" report (it's on Wkipedia) for a differently weighted list.