In an interview on MSNBC, Lt. Gen. Honore reminds us to pay attention to what is going on behind the scenes of this crisis. While the rich and the powerful are wasting time actually dealing with the Convid-19 crisis, they have well enough make sure their pockets are lined.
The bailout package passed last week is just one example. While containing some provisions for regular people, most of the money is a giant bailout for large corporations. After Democrats fought for oversight of this slush fund, the President issued a signing statement that he will ignore the oversight. When asked about this, Nancy Pelosi just said that the Congress will exercise its power. Right. Let’s see how that works out.
Even people you wouldn’t ordinarily expect to be pointing out the graft and corruption that is going to be a central part of this crisis, like Lt. Gen. Honore, are sounding the alarm.
In an interview with Crag Melvin on MSNBC, Honore warned that powerful people in the administration had time to change the EPA regulations about companies dumping pollutants into an area known as “Cancer Alley,” in Louisiana. This dumping always most negatively affects low income and people of color.
We will see more and more of this as the crisis continues. They will use every opportunity to bilk profits, endanger regular people and steal. When this is over, they will tell us we can’t afford even basic services. We cannot let them steal the country during this crisis.