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BP official grilled by frustrated mayors at news conference

Kennon later told CNN that he met with Fryar for about 45 minutes after the news conference, but said he still had “no confidence” in BP’s economic response to communities hard-hit financially by the disaster.

“(Fryar) made it very clear to us … that (BP’s) first obligation is their shareholders,” Kennon said.

This is one of the problems I have with corporations. They exist only to make money for shareholders, therefore have no moral or ethical responsibility for the communities that allow them to exist. They have no remorse when they leave behind wrecked environments and economies – because they can’t feel remorse.

Yes, I have a problem with ‘big’ government. But it’s time that we’re all aware that big business is just as damaging to our country – its economy, its environment, and its spirit.

Do not put your trust in princes,
in mortals, in whom there is no help.
When their breath departs, they return to the earth;
on that very day their plans perish.
– Psalm 146:3-4