Wednesday, January 9, 2008
I just read a news article. Yeah. Guess what? The "victims" of Katrina are SUING the federal government. Big shocker, there, right? No. The big shocker is for how much. Guess. Just guess! Take a deep breath, 'cause I'm gonna tell you:
That 3 QUADRILLION, ladies and gents. Dollars.
One word: LEECHES.
Let me quote the article here briefly:
"For the sake of perspective: A mere $1 quadrillion would dwarf the U.S. gross domestic product, which (an economist) said was $13.2 trillion in 2007. A stack of one quadrillion pennies would reach Saturn."
Seriously! What is WRONG with these people?! Some lawyer actually was able to say, with a straight face mind you, 'measuring Katrina's devastation in dollars and cents is a nearly impossible task."There's no way on earth you can figure it out," he said. "The trauma these people have undergone is unlike anything that has occurred in the history of our country."'
Oh, really?! They lost their homes in a completely foreseeable event that their utterly corrupt and contemptibly inept local government did NOTHING to prepare for, despite manifold opportunities AND resources! This is the greatest US tragedy of all time?! REALLY?!?!?!
I am very angry about this. My sympathy for ANY of these people who are involved in this legalized rape is non-existent. I'm honestly beginning to think we should just let that city sink back into the swamp from which it started. I'm DONE with New Orleans. They have gotten enough money to bring a third world country up into the second world! What are they doing with it?! Some people need to start being held accountable. It's an endless sinkhole of money and misery and WHINING, and I just want it to go away.