Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Supremes Are Well Oiled

Private Empire
In Shell Oil Company vs. United States of America, May 4, 2009, Shell fought the law and the oil won; Burlington Northern & Santa Fe, another petitioner in that case, got railroaded.

In Exxon v Baker, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker, which well oiled thousands of miles of pristine Alaskan wilderness beaches, the oil also won.

Congress passed laws that spread the load when it comes to environmental clean-up.

The conservative US Supreme Court does not mind saying that the load should be shared, it is just that we should not punish those who are making the most money.

Those who have the largest profits in corporate history.

And who have the biggest share of tax welfare and offshore secret accounts and tax havens.

Heavens no, praise Oilah, the one true god of mammon.

So, the oil barons do not have to carry very much of the load, because the Supreme Oilah says the grunts must do the grunt work.

The next post in this series is here.

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