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I hate him with the passion of a thousand hates
God. I’m so angry. I’m so, so bitter. And Bush just sets my teeth on edge.
I just spent an hour and a half watching Primetime’s “System Failure” program and then the Bush’s address to the nation and THEN the reaction from a handful of evacuees who were just overjoyed at the thought of military control and a mobile home to live in. I mean, I guess maybe those would be good things, to them, to have.
But I kind of agreed with the reporter who was interviewing them about their reactions. “Do you think he should have done more? Do you blame anybody? Are you skeptical about the president’s intentions?” Obviously leading questions cheerfully shot down by evacuees, but fuck if he wasn’t asking what I was thinking.
I’m disgusted, appalled, cynical, jaded — and now we find out that, surprise surprise, Halliburton has a hand in Katrina cleanup — and the Homeland Security investigators can’t investigate it because it’s part of a contract that was awarded by the Pentagon last July. Oh, and contractors are exempted from affirmative action, as well as enabled to pay workers below minimum wage — even if a “majority” of those workers ARE residents of the stricken area, as Bush insists they ought to be, they’ll be making shit pay to rebuild their towns and neighborhoods.
And here’s food for thought:
The national media is mistaken when it claims that the Bush administration failed to respond to the crisis created by Katrina. The administration responded swiftly – to the needs of Halliburton, Bechtel and Fluor Corporation and to its campaign contributors and corporate lobbyists who knew that the administration would quickly turn the tragedy into a profit windfall.
That’s what happens when the administration is worried more about profits, spin, and percentage points in the polls than about real people, real lives, real Americans — not just the wealthy.
And don’t get me started on the new, more stringent bankruptcy law going into effect Oct. 17 — a law which is going to make it a lot harder for low- and middle-class people to escape the economic devastation of Katrina.
I can’t hate Bush because I think of the alternative John Kerry, however I can’t support him because of things like this; and people ask me why I was in the military and I don’t vote…