Oil is lighter than water and it floats. That is an undeniable fact. The millions of gallons oil in the Gulf are now floating, or will soon be floating, on the surface of the water of the Gulf. Inevitably, they must hit the beaches that surround the Gulf.
These beaches and the Gulf waters are the source of much of the revenue for five U.S. states and the Country of Mexico. This revenue is based on fishing and tourism. Economically, these states are very weak. They are in the midst of a major recession, where they became involved in building unwanted houses and buildings.
Their banks are struggling with loans that cannot be paid. The loans that are being paid are financed from the income of tourism and fishing.
We can conclude without consultation, that these loans will not be paid when the fish are dead and the tourists stop coming.
There are 50 states in the USA. Five of the fifty, or one tenth of all the states, will go down the drain during the summer and fall and for years after that.
What will happen to the U.S. Economy? All of that so fat Americans can drive Monster Cars. We can see that there are Laws of Balance in the Universe.