Let's give this oil leak some persective:
If a garbage company were to take its fleet of barges out into the middle of the Gulf and start dumping it all overboard - and everybody could see it - those people would get arrested and fined.
Next time you wonder why this LEAK happened and why they have not been able to cap THEIR OWN EQUIPMENT, think about the cushy seats that everyone in the oil industry has built for themselves in Congress, as well as in overseas tax shelters.
Also know that the American taxpayers subsidize these companies, who have been able to make record profits in a recession, and make their net profits at the pump paid for by hard-working Americans trying to get to work (if they're fortunate enough to have a job and a car).
"As Oil Industry Fights a Tax, It Reaps Subsidies"