BP Claims May Be Taxed at Highest Rate; Not an Official “Disaster”

By: Tuesday January 4, 2011 6:45 am

Just when you thought the people of Louisiana couldn’t possibly take another shot to the face, there’s another one coming. It turns out that people who received claim money from BP could see that money taxed at the highest possible rate because the BP oil disaster wasn’t officially declared a disaster.

 

BP Capping Wages for Recovery Workers at $200 per Day

By: Thursday July 1, 2010 12:33 pm

Fishermen contracted by BP in the recovery effort for its recovery effort have their wages capped at $200/day, reports Mother Jones’ Mac McClelland. That wouldn’t be terrible for fishermen, but getting assigned to work is based on a lottery system, making it difficult to get regular work. Worse yet, many fear the system is rigged for favoritism.

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