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What I don't like from the president's administration is this sort of, 'I'll put my boot heel on the throat of BP.' I think that sounds really un-American in his criticism of business. I've heard nothing from BP about not paying for the spill. And I think it's part of this sort of blame-game society in the sense that it's always got to be someone's fault instead of the fact that sometimes accidents happen. I mean, we had a mining accident that was very tragic and I've met a lot of these miners and their families. They're very brave people to do a dangerous job. But then we come in and it's always someone's fault. Maybe sometimes accidents happen.
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Good Morning America (ABC), 21 May 2010 
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Paul Krugman (21 May 2010), "Why Libertarianism Doesn’t Work, Part N+1", New York Times, ISSN 0362-4331, retrieved on 2010-12-02 
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on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and 2010-05-05 explosion at Massey's Upper Big Branch mine
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reference to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar telling CNN on 2010-05-02, "Our job basically is to keep the boot on the neck of British Petroleum."

 
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