Role of compromise limited in basic conflicts of value

Bob TippeeOGJ EditorIn the US budget showdown, an industry poised to be compromised should not welcome a spirit of compromise.But that wisp was all President Barack Obama could cheer on July 7 after meeting with congressional leaders on the nation’s fiscal crisis.The trigger issue is a vote on raising the federal debt ceiling. The Treasury Department says the step must be taken by Aug. 2.But Congress won’t lift the debt lid without action on the federal deficit.Budget negotiators have agreed to seek a deal that would appear to lower the cumulative deficit by $4 trillion over 10 years. But they differ over methods.Democrats want to increase revenue, a euphemism they use for rai...

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.


Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected