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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Saving New Orleans?

The president said nothing in the state of the union about New Orleans. So I guess things must peachy there. All the homes have been fixed up and the local businesses are buzzing with activity.

Bush: The government has gone and done a "Heck of a Job."

Tragically there is a difference between reality and fantasy. The reality is that New Orleans has not recovered, and the crime rate has skyrocketed. The tourists have not returned and some businesses are closing shop forever.

So is this another case of Mission Accomplished? Does reality suffer from a lack of imagination? Only 145 million has been handed out so far for reconstruction although FEMA agreed to pay 354 million. Imaginative accounting? Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands are either homeless, displaced, or living in a trailer.

Is the government serious about saving this city or is it doomed to die? What does this say about our government and the prosperity of our country if a piece of American history is allowed to disappear off the map forever?

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1 Comments:

Blogger Tom G said...

No, the government is not serious about saving this city. At least the administration and the last Congress. Hopefully the new Congress will be up to the task.

1/31/2007 06:39:00 PM  

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