Who Will Be First To Call Lamar Alexander A Socialist?
Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander favors a government takeover of BP Oil. On Face the Nation, the plaid-shirted one, who has railed against “government takeovers” in the past, suddenly thinks it’s a good idea. (h/t Think Progress)
Alexander: There’s one thing [the administration] could do. Under the law, they could fire BP and take it over. But the truth is the federal government probably doesn’t have the capacity to do that. […]
Q: But would you favor taking over BP if that became necessary?
Alexander: Sure, that’s up to the President to decide…Under the law the federal government can take it over if they choose. And I understand why they might not choose, but that option exists.
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