Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Show Notes 22 June 2010

BP Oil Spill - Day 64

Tonight on the program, we spoke about a few issues including how your local bank may be crushing you with upcoming fees. Basically, because of the coming regulatory decision that will not allow them to charge exuberant overdraft fees. Therefore, they will be charging fees for basic banking services so this could be the end of FREE CHECKING. See the Yahoo News story link below for more.

JACKASS OF THE WEEK
Republican Congressman, Joe Barton is the top dog on the committee overseeing the BP Oil Spill, crisis and aftermath. He publicly apologized to BP CEO Tony Hayward for the Obama White House shaking them down for the $20 Billion Relief Fund. He further stated, "I apologize. ... I do not want to live in a country where any time a citizen or a corporation does something that is legitimately wrong it is subject to some sort of political pressure. ... Again, I apologize." So this guy is from Texas, right? Texas is a Gulf state in jeopardy of being affected by the oil crisis, right? So what the hell is his problem? BP is the one in control of the Deepwater Horizon. BP is the one who had no disaster plan. BP had no backup plan. That sounds like they are responsible to PAY! Joe Barton, if you have a problem with America, GTFO!

We spoke with Rob Shuhart who is a conscious observer of what is happening in Louisiana and he reports for us right on location about what is going on. First we want to mention that Rob reports that only 30% of Louisiana's commercial inland fisheries are closed and that is for precaution only. 70% are still in full production. He also states that Louisiana provides 30% of the country's seafood so be sure and ask for it at your local grocer or restaurant.

Along with Vida, we spoke with Rob about how things are developing down there in the Gulf. He reports that the environmental issue is worse than we are being told and that the largest problem right now is that Louisiana people want to be given the control needed to fix the problem themselves. They have the skills and know how and they feel it is there right to protect their own coastline. Billy Nungesser, Plaquemines Parish President has been the big champion for the people in trying to get this project done. We are seeking to get an interview with him as soon as possible. We will be having Rob report back regularly on the crisis in the Gulf of Mexico.

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End of Free Checking??
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Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) Apologizes to BP

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