Monday, August 29, 2005

Katrina: What will the gov't do?

Katrina will leave many people homeless, many more will be left with nothing at all. Property damage will be in the billions. What will our "Disaster President" do to help?

The United States is hemorrhaging money. We are papering the world with blank checks. Our current battlefield in the "War on Terror" is Iraq. We spend 1.2 billion dollars a week over there, because liberating a country is an expensive affair.

The United States shown it's eagerness to piss away money throughout the world, just like drunken sailors. Now, it's time to take care of our own. How deep will Bush dig to help the victims of Katrina?

There are differnt levels of need.

The oil industry isn't very needy. The oil industry will use this as a opportunity to rape America once again. The Transportation Bill dishes out another 7 billion in corporate welfare to the oil industry. The oil industry will be fine.

Lets talk about people who barely survive.

Load the family in the SUV and camp out in a hotel? If you can afford it. If you cant, then you might find yourself in a dark, hot and uncomfortable Superdome, hoping the roof doesn't fall in on you.

What happens to the less fortunate now? The under-insured and the uninsured? Those out of work or otherwise displaced?

1.2 Billion (with a capital "B") dollars a week in Iraq. The most affluent 1% of the United States getting billions in tax breaks. Oil companies getting Billions in corporate welfare.

I wonder how much will be left for the neediest Americans?

3 Comments:

Anonymous caspixel said...

It's too bad that 6000 soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard are in Iraq...but the Pentagon rushes to its own defense in saying that there are plenty of troops here to help (6,500 National Guard troops were available in Louisiana, about 7,000 in Mississippi, nearly 10,000 in Alabama and about 8,200 in Florida)...except when you consider that Bush the First sent 30,000 troops to help after Hurricane Andrew.

Though the numbers are about equal the troops in our current situation have to cover a much more extensive area than the area affected by Andrew.

7:17 AM  
Anonymous caspixel said...

And let's not forget those amphibious vehicles that were shipped over to the desert. They would have come in good use in New Orleans...as the water rises.

Horrible.

8:59 AM  
Blogger evil eggplant said...

*sigh*

This is the worst national disaster in our history. So much so that Bush will cut his vacation short by a few days. I hope he does the right thing.

You know what? Bush must have a hot-line to Jesus, just like his fanatical base believe.

You're not going to hear about Iraq, or the turdblossum, or Cindy, or GOP gubertorial corruption.

A natural disaster 0f gargantuan will divert attention from other issues.

Yep, you're right. It would be nice if we had more manpower and hardware to help the victims, but sadly all that shit is in Iraq.

Did you know, fuckface cut over 70 million dollars that New Orleans was planning to use to shore up their levees and update their pumping system?

It's true.

Man, it's gotta suck out there. No electric, potable water, sanitation, commerce. Thousands homeless and left with nothing.

And they're sending 1600 Guardsmen to assist. Talk about a token gesture.

So now we will have casualties of the Iraq war in the deep south.

All I can tell you is that this fucking putz better come up with money and manpower. The same kind of money and manpower that we have tied up in Iraq.

3:35 PM  

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