The Storm, The Sequel
Wow. Not surprising, but still wow. Republicans think it’s cool to privatize everything and that the government should not take care of people beyond “defending” them. So it fits then that the poison-filled trailers purchased from companies like Gulf Stream Coach (supplier of 50,000 trailers) were the perfect, low-cost solution to the problem of housing victims that they didn’t care much about anyway.
What’s even more sick, pardon the pun, is that they continue to act like nothing’s really wrong:
FEMA continues to downplay the problem that has placed tens of thousands of people at risk for increased respiratory infections, irritated eyes and mucus membranes, as well as an increased risk for cancer.
We have to give a damn who runs this country. We have to give a damn who is responsible for the management of this nation’s infrastructure. To say that it doesn’t matter who’s in charge is to say that what they do doesn’t matter either. The people who suffer as direct results of the action or inaction of government officials would beg to differ with such a stance.
It’s important that we elect people who prioritize things in ways that make sense. It is important that we elect people that articulate specific plans instead of rosey-sounding, rhetorical mantras. Lives are literally at stake, and it is important to understand this and vote in everyone’s best interest.
One Love. One II.