Kanye West claimed during Hurricane Katrina that "George Bush doesn't care about Black people."
Kanye West was half-right. Bush doesn't care about Black people, but he doesn't care about non-rich White either, that's what alot of people seem to be missing. In fact, the whole Republican Party is geared towards rich-White business-owners, managers and the wealthy, elite capital class. They only pander to working-class Whites becuase they know working-class Whites make up a major voting bloc of American Conservatives.
Republicans do to working-class Whites what Democrats do to Black voters: promise them the Moon, then dump them once they get in office. All of their policies hurt Minorities and working-class and poor Americans and only benefit a small number of wealthy people who own most of America's production.
This mine explosion is yet another example of the Bush Admin.'s incompetency, and lack of concern even for White people, if they are not rich. Had this been a wealthy oil factory, those men would not have died.