It seems like a miracle that our leader was able to convince BP to establish a $20 billion escrow fund to compensate those hurt by the ongoing oil plume in the Gulf of Mexico .After all, he had no constitutional power to force them to do so.Let us take a closer look at the effect on BP’s 2010 finances:1. BP will establish a $20 billion fund, but will pay only $7 billion into it during 2010.2. BP is a British corporation, but has a very large operating entity in the US .3. By Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), BP must book the entire $20 billion expense in the year accrued, i.e., year the liability is incurred. Therefore, they will book a $20 billion expense in 2010, reducing their US tax liability by $7 billion.4. Our anointed leader also convinced this massive corporation to show their concern for the “small people” by withholding dividends to their shareholders for the last 3 quarters of 2010. This reduces their outward cash flow by about $7.5 billion, including approximately 40% of that amount to US citizens. Assuming that the Bush tax cuts will survive through the end of 2010, the US Treasury will lose another $450million in taxes on that amount. We won’t even discuss the effect on the US economy.Let us put the results into a table easily understood by the "small" people:BP Cash Flow:· Escrow funding ($7 billion)· Dividend saving $7.5 billion· Tax savings $7 billion· Net favorable cash flow for 2010 to BP : $7.5 billionUS Treasury Tax Receipts/Reductions:· BP Corporate income tax (-$7.5 billion)· BP Shareholders (-$0.45 billion)· Net unfavorable tax receipts ($7.95 billion)I guess we really should expect this. After all, our anointed leader is the most inexperienced man in any room he enters.Scorecard:· BP Corporate Bean Counters - 1·· Washington Tax Smart Guys - 0·· American People - We Get BP (Bean Poop)This isn't so hard to understand - BP made their largest political contributions to Obama's campaign. Obama plays politics acting tough on BP. We pay.Frankly, I admire BP for their deal making ability. They must have brought their accountants to the table. After all, BP is not a fly by night operation and Obama thought he and his minimal business experience tax people and accountants could take on BP.WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!!