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Cartoon Tuesday: Who Pays?

11:04 AM PDT on July 6, 2010

7_6_10_cartoon.jpgThis comic is one of many on BP's disaster available at U.S. News and World Report.

There have been so many depressing plots surrounding the ongoing horror story unfolding at Deepwater Horizon.  It's sort of a "pick your poison" buffet catastrophe: helpless animals coated in oil,  the universal inability to figure out a way to stop the darned thing from gushing to say nothing of the destruction of tourism, fishing and countless other industries. 

But when it comes to transportation policy, the depressing story has been that there is no story.  Despite the unbelievably clear warning that the Deepwater disaster heralds, most motorists don't see themselves at all culpable as they fill up their tanks and heckle BP executives when they appear on their television.  However, as this comic warns us, the joke will ultimately be on them.  After all, where do they think BP is going to get the money to pay for all the destruction caused by this disaster?

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