Friday, September 9, 2011

PEU Safety Requires America's Ignorance

Below is the column Frances Townsend should have written:

Ten years after the 9/11 tragedy, the world is a much different place.

Private equity underwriters (PEU's) are ubiquitous. In fact, many of us (ex-public servants) work for two or three. Security measures occupy us not only at airports but also in other venues -- canine patrols on trains and bag searches at sports arenas and rock concerts.  These divert our attention from a greater insidious problem, politics and greed.  These things are not seen, and if they are, they aren't acknowledged. 

Instead we exhort the public to "see something, say something." And, for a time, red, orange and yellow were not only colors but threat levels.  PEU's understand threats, like paying taxes or being held accountable for their malfeasance.  Almost annually, PEU's mobilized a billionaire army to descend on Capital Hill to keep their preferred tax status safe.

Fran knows this from her work for and on behalf of PEU's.  I saw something, Townsend's omitting Memorial Medical Center's 35 deaths from her Katrina Lessons Learned report.  I said something about it and was promptly ignored.

While Americans died, Fran lived to PEU another day for Monument Capital and MacAndrews & Forbes.  She remains a close confidant of the Obama White House.  Watch Fran & her old boss profit from terror.  That's one legacy of September 12.