I watched Feinberg talking during an interview stating that restaurants in other parts of the country can make claims to be compensated if they aren't able to get supplies that they would have gotten from the gulf. I believe his example is if you have a restaurant in Boston that serves shrimp and they aren't able to get shrimp from the gulf, they have a legitimate claim against BP. How far out should claims reach when we still aren't sure of the local impact of that area?
also, this question was asked of him for the article I will link in the first response:
And what about a New Orleans strip bar called the Mimosa Dancing Girls, which has put in a claim for a slump in sales? Asked about that one Monday on "Good Morning America," Mr. Feinberg said he was "very dubious about that claim," but didn't want to prejudge it.
I foresee claims from people with boats that have never been in the Gulf. Whenever there is government involved, there is graft. People understand the government can't run anything effectively. I know; Feinberg is a 3rd party who is actually one of PBO's czars. He is just acting as the director of the BP fund outside of his government duties. This whole things smacks of impropriety.
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:01 AM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 11:06 AM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:57 AM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:01 AM on Jun. 22, 2010
I guess my issue with this is that if it's far reaching and restaurants from around the country decide to make claims, isn't this another form of corporate welfare, it's just another corporation paying for it? After all, the bigger the business, the less apt. the feds are to let it fail. Will the bigger corporations get priority over those that are living in the gulf states that are affected and if so, what will be left for those directly impacted by the spill. I agree with jesse, this smacks of impropriety. Anyone connected to federal government to oversee the disbursement of funds is improper IMO. He is no more an independent third party than I am a liberal.
Answer by QuinnMae at 10:06 AM on Jun. 22, 2010
QuinnMae: you a liberal...............I guess that means we have impropriety because you are no liberal.
Answer by jesse123456 at 10:15 AM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:22 AM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by Auntiemom410 at 10:47 AM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by gigistone at 11:25 AM on Jun. 22, 2010
Answer by Auntiemom410 at 11:36 AM on Jun. 22, 2010
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