9/11 was a very traumatic event for Americans. Not since Pearl Harbor has American territory been attacked. Even the Pearl Harbor sneak attack didn’t strike at the very heart of our modern society; just a far-away island that most Americans knew little about. That 9/11 has changed the political landscape of our country for the better or worse is an undisputable fact.
That said, what the hell was Congress thinking by the giving the families of the dead huge settlements? Some were as high as $7 million. This was completely unheard of in our country. Now we have a tragedy far worse times a thousand than those terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina.
FEMA has been handing out assistance of all types to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, but as of yet there isn’t even rumors of 9/11-style compensation. What makes the 9/11 families so special? Nothing as far as I can tell.
So let’s just clarify this:
Killed in World Trade Center = millions
vs.Killed in Hurricane Katrina = $2,000.
Somebody needs to do some fancy talking to explain this horrendous disparity. Are New York lives worth more?