Every Life is Equal, Every Life is Important
In April, 2010, a BP oil rig named the “Clear Water Horizon” blew up in the gulf off the coast of New Orleans. Eleven crew members lost their lives, and billions of dollars in damage was done to the coast line. The Clear Water Act is near conclusion. Two BP employees will be indicted for manslaughter, and the company will be forced to pay a maximum of 5.4 billion dollars to gulf shore plaintiffs and as much as 21 billion if they are found negligent. Meanwhile the gulf coast has struggled for 29 months to repair the damage created by the worst oil spill in U.S. history, and the family of 11 platform workers are still dealing with their loss and grief.
On September 11th of this year, our embassy in Benghazi was attacked and our ambassador and three members of his team were murdered. It was an outrage, and the perpetrators must be punished. Unfortunately this became an issue during the Presidential campaign, and the Republicans still won’t let it go. McCain Graham, and Ayotte are demanding a full panel investigation similar to the one established for “Watergate”. What they should be doing is assisting those doing the investigation. Talk is cheap.
Where was the outrage when Republican backed oil company executives were responsible for the loss of eleven lives and billions of dollars in damage? Did you ignore the blame of your rich friends in this disaster? Are they telling us the lives of government employees are more important than those of members of the working class? It sure seems that way to me.
Shortly after the tragedy on the oil rig occurred, I denounced the interest of the government and the American people concerning the monetary loss. I was outraged that the lives of 11 workers were lost due to negligence by BP and seemed to be less of a concern than the money. The lives of their families and friends will never be the same, but no one seemed to be very interested in that fact.
I know McCain is suffering from some sort of loss of his mental acuity. We all knew that when he selected Palin as his running mate in 2008. But it appears other Republicans have not learned the real lesson of the election as well. You and your rich friends are not more important than the hard working, often struggling members of the middle class. Our lives mean just as much as yours. We are just as valuable to our families as those of you who place your importance above the many unknown faces and names who go about their daily lives fighting for their families.
Remember, we voted for you, at least someone did, and therefore you work for us. Do your **** job and shut up!