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So, by now, most faithful readers of this blog probably have heard Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) has apologized to BP for the President “making them” put $20 billion dollars in an escrow account to pay for the Gulf cleanup. (He has since retracted that apology, since many Republicans have backed off that statement.) The media has been concentrating on this statement as if Rep. Barton was a lone gunman. In fact, this fund has been attacked by Michele Bachmann, Dick Armey, and even Georgia’s own Rep. Tom Price.

Rep. Price, who is congressman for Georgia’s 6th district, said the Obama administration is “hard at work exerting its brand of Chicago-style shakedown politics.” So, putting aside the usual unfounded, Regressive rhetoric, is Rep. Price really prepared to fall on his sword for BP?

So, let’s hear some comments. Is BP being treated unfairly? Are (some) Republicans putting a foreign corporation’s before the interests of Americans? Is this something entirely different? Comment!

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