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Warning: Wrecking Crew at Work September 11, 2008

Posted by trouble97018 in Corruption, News, Politics, Repiglicans.
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Huffington Post

Thomas Frank

Posted September 11, 2008 | 05:44 PM (EST)

The story seems designed to repel your attention, like the wrong end of a magnet; the story is, at the same time, exactly what this election ought to be about. It is a perfectly formed artifact of conservative misrule, a little gem of market-based merde.

It seems that, over the years, an obscure Federal agency called the Minerals Management Service–a public agency, remember, that supposedly serves you and me–grew quite chummy with the private businesses it dealt with. Specifically, these private businesses were oil companies; the MMS’s job was to collect royalties from them when they drilled on public land; and the oil industry’s natural inclination was to pay as little as they could. Source Article

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