Sunday, May 2, 2010

Oil Spill Could Be a Blessing in Disguise

With millions of gallons of beautiful Gulf crude pouring into that nasty emerald green Gulf of Mexico, with its mission to blacken the glaring white sugar sand beaches of the region, we just could kill two birds, excuse the pun, with one oil rig. That’s right, the answer to our problems have been solved. As America’s unemployment rate keeps rising near and above 10% this oil spill has become a blessing in disguise. Some experts think it could last at least three months, oh goody. Wow, just think of all the oil that needs to be cleaned up. It’s an oil bonanza that “we shouldn’t let go to waste.”
Of course this environmental disaster is only temporary so let’s make hay while the sun shines. In a year all this oil will be gone and the beaches and water along with the fishies will be back to normal. But in the meantime let’s make some money and solve some of our national problems.
A simple stroke of the pen by our Grand Poobah could solve this crisis. By ordering a massive hiring effort to employ a million unemployed to clean up our beaches for the next 12 months, this would be a stroke of brilliance and it would put a feather in his now dingy old hat.
This would be a win-win for everyone except the current fish and birds who are caught up in the swirling bubbling crude now spreading, towards shore. We could lower our unemployment and keep the beaches clean for the upcoming summer season. Oh and let’s not forget the billions saved by not having to pay out unemployment benefits.
And guess what, it wouldn’t cost the American taxpayer a cent. British Petroleum would have to pick up the entire cleanup cost. Gee I’m smart, but let’s see how smart our President is?

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