Today’s “Daily Socialist Propaganda” comes on the 24th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez running aground in Alaska and spilling over 11 million gallons into Prince William Sound. My title says “Happy Anniversary” because the oil subsidies that are given out are cause for celebration if you are an executive at an oil company.
Unfortunately I have not heard a peep about this largest oil spill in history until the BP mess. In fact the talk on the Sunday morning shows I’ve been watching had the panels praising the members of the Senate for talking about the Keystone pipeline during their all-night budget session. That makes me nervous, I’m afraid they are going to falsely hype Keystone as THE silver bullet to eliminate unemployment (which it won’t). Congress has already proven that lobbyists make them bend to their will so what chance does the planet have against them?