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GULF COAST: Americans betrayed by their government

Letter by Joshua B. Kilpatrick, Tacoma on May 17, 2010 at 11:59 am with No Comments »
October 14, 2011 11:01 am

The corporatist in our government have damned the families and businesses of the Gulf Coast with limited financial liability laws. That means BP, Halliburton, and Transocean will get away killing the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem that so many people need to survive by paying a relatively small amount for damages compared to mountains of profits they make.

The small business owners and their employees will now be dealing with bankruptcy – losing their homes, businesses and savings – and dealing with the crushing reality of seeing their dreams and hard work destroyed. Corporatism is not free market like the Republican party would try and trick us into believing. It just provides an escape clause for big business to take dangerous risk at the expense of the people without real accountability.

And then we have our friends in the federal government who left jobs working for these same companies now providing “oversight.” More like out of sight. So people heavily invested in these companies now watch over their previous business partners. It’s no wonder Big Brother hasn’t protected us. We’re not the ones lining the pockets of the corporatist politicians like Bush and now Obama who appointed them to look the other way.

When are people going to learn that both of these parties serve corporatist agendas, not the people? Corporatism should amount to treason, and they should all face the consequences of selling out the people for a buck.

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