"Water-Poisoning Freedom Industries Files for Bankruptcy!
Hold on to your hats, people – Freedom Industries, the company that poisoned 300,000 West Virginians with a chemical leak is now immune against any civil complaints or judgements that may be brought by the people and businesses suffering losses...
The company’s assets and liabilities are “unknown,” according to the filing. Under the bankruptcy code, Chapter 11 permits a company to reorganize and continue operating."
In other words, there is no public information that this company is actually bankrupt, i.e. broke, but they are allowed to do this so they can stay in business without paying a penny to the people they damaged. And this is all perfectly legal. Under conservative political principles, companies are allowed to make money by doing any damage they please to the rest of us, but they are free- FREE!- from having to pay for that damage. No, that is when government welfare is just dandy- when it goes to pay off the debts of the rich.
This is all that freedom means to the rich psychopaths who finance the Republican party- freedom for them to poison us, freedom for us to be poisoned. And in case you are wondering who I am talking about, yes, Freedom Industries is a distributor for chemicals manufactured by the Koch brothers. It is deeply frightening how much Republican deregulation has concentrated wealth not in the hands of the rich, but in the hands of a couple thousand rich people, who now have so much money that they, all by themselves are able to control the entire course of the government.
And (in case you haven't noticed) they aren't sending it in a good direction.