posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 02:25 AM
I haven't seen this anywhere else, and I did a search. Much like the aftermath of Katrina, once the national press has moved on, the misery remains,
but goes largely unreported.
The people on the Gulf Coast have been waiting, many for months for some relief from the devastation to the regional economy that they have endured
this entire summer. I've been down here visiting relatives (I visit every summer) and I can personally attest to a dramatic difference in the economic
activity in the area. The GCCF was created and tasked with the goal of paying out BP's claims for businesses and individuals economically impacted by
the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and they came on like gangbusters promising a speedy and generous process.
Feinberg has promised that all individual claims will be processed — accepted or rejected — within 48 hours and all business claims within seven
What people are finding instead is a process slower and less responsive than the original process when BP was handling claims themselves. And he has
apologized. But instead of learning from his mistake is still out on the PR trail making more false promises.
His handling of the 9/11 compensation fund was widely criticized as well and has been called a 'war of attrition" against the families of the
As I watch my friends and family here on the Gulf Coast wait for claim payments, try to keep businesses open, pay credit card bills they've been
forced to live on, pay mortgages, knowing full well they won't truly be compensated for the destruction done to their lives, it feels like a war of
attrition here as well. Like he's trying to starve them out. Make them more pliable and accepting of whatever he decides their destroyed lifestyles
are worth. Why is this guy the arbiter of the worth of human life? Don't we have courts for that? Anyone with any more information on the man, and
possible reasons his fingers are in every "disaster pie" imaginable (I believe he was also involved in Katrina) please share your information.
edit on 20-9-2010 by joechip because: Better title
edit on 20-9-2010 by joechip because: fix the quote.