Pictures from: Think Progress
Randy Ivie, a charter boat captain, broke down in tears as he tried to explain how sad he was to think that his grandchildren might not see the same white beach and turquoise waters he enjoyed.
“It kills me,” he said. “I grew up here.”
Unfortunately the corporate welfare state begun under Bush has increased exponentially under Obama so nothing much will be done. Sure there will be a few ceremonial sacrifices on the altar of responsibility, but ultimately, the people with the power to make sure it never happens again will move on and it will be forgotten. The unfortunate people who have had their occupations destroyed and their lives turned upside down will remember it though. Not that there is anything they can do about it.
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