$6B storm? Ike's economic impact is felt widely
Shrimpers and oystermen lost their boats to the muck. Tourist areas on the coast that should be bustling at the start of convention season are flattened.
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#1 Sep 20, 2008
We allow storms to hurt the economy while we are having bad economic times. We allow storms to reck havoc on American lives. We sit around making millions of people move from homes and stay away for days or weeks. We allow our oil and gas fields to close down for weeks wwhen gas is expensive, we lose supply lines and rigs. We allow Congress to send billions to foreign lands to protect tehm from their own governments while we in America lose jobs, suffer disasters, pay high prices, lose homes in storms and from bad mortgage practices. YET the current people in power will spend trillions in debt, send our jobs overseas, send our soildiers to harms way to protect people who hate us???????
What a way to run our government when people in foreign lands get our money from our work while our peoiple suffer. REPUBLICAN policy is to make up a war, line the pockets of the rich, and screw the middle class. Wake up guys, Republicans do not care about us but their rich friends who are now richer after the last 8 years and the rest of us poorer and our kids will have to pay taxes to pay of the trillions in debt Bush and the Republicans made. Now of course tthe neo Con rich guy radio host will tell you he and they are looking out for you but look at the reality.Look at what is going on. The average guy will get hurt more likely from an accident on the poor roads, or falling bridge, or train reck, or flood. The average guy will not get killed in Iraq or from anyone in Iraq yet we send billions there to protect us from them? What a story line is being fed to the USA, terror is not as likely as a storm to harm any average guy. Iran may have a bomb but when did you or your neignbor ever get nuked? Now when was your neighbor harmed last and by who, a criminal, a bad road, a bad disease, a bad weather system. BUT the Republicans protect you from some guy in IRAQ and let you get sick with no health insurance or let you get hurt in an accident, or by crime while the Republicans lie to yopu about protecting you from harm they make money.
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