What do the funds in escrow mean for the country?
For almost three months the public outcry during the Gulf Coast oil spill was almost to the verge of a mutiny against the president and his leadership abilities. The coverage of his actions, or should I say, the actions that were expected was so embarrassing I was ashamed to be an American. Shame was something I never thought I would feel about my country during my lifetime. I had seen two former presidents use the military as their own person G.I Joes and I hid my shame. These were my Commanders in Chief and I gave an oath to protect this soil against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Yet when the oil spill began to reach threatening levels I once again saw a country being overly biased in the way the president handled the situation. I remember listening to a town hall meeting going on in California amongst a somewhat diverse audience and I had to shake my head in disgust after hearing some of the comments being made. True everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but many opinions do not need to be heard. The California town hall meeting was one of those instances.
On MSNBC, I watched a group of people sit around and go back and forth about what the president did wrong, what he needed to do more of, and even some stated he should be impeached. But I never heard any one of those people sitting around at that town hall meeting say once they would come to the Gulf coast to assist in the relief efforts themselves. Not one!
I remember watching a town hall meeting from the Navy Lodge in Pensacola wondering when all the people who say the president should be doing more would stand and say,"I will lead by example and show why I am critical of President Obama, because i purchased a ticket, or I'm heading to the Gulf Coast by the time this show airs." I never heard that. What I heard was a committee of people, citizens of this country, continuing to bad mouth my Commander in Chief. Now that the oil has stopped gushing, what is to become of the funds left behind in escrow? Here is my solution:Take the money left over and disperse it as fairly as possible throughout every state in the Union. Let's see if the country can finally stand unified for something. Make it better for every citizen. That way we will not have another town hall meeting asking for an impeachment of someone who cannot swim to the bottom of the sea and plug a hole with his bare hands.
Antonio | Hoover, AL