Those offshore workers are still entitled to Workers Compensation. SSDI payments. SS at retirement age. Etc. They also use the roads and highways in a state and county and city. All & more are paid for and maintained by tax dollars. Just tell me why in the hell they ever got a break in the 1st place? They have medical benefits. I can't see where they deserve more than the next employee. If the government wants to help someone, help the woman or the man who has kids that has been abandoned by there spouse and is struggling to pay child care. Or feed the homeless. Look at what the humane things the west is doing for the homeless and stray animals. Strays run around Texas. So sad. People from some countries like the Philippines eat dogs, sell it in their markets. Who cannot think of some way in which their tax dollars couldn't help?