Friday, September 02, 2005

"Compassionate Conservatives" denied levee funds to New Orleans

From a WWL-Tv story:

Just last year, the Army Corps of Engineers sought $105 million for hurricane and flood programs in New Orleans. The White House slashed the request to about $40 million. Congress ultimately approved $42.2 million, less than half of the agency's request.

And this wonderful quote from the Speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert,

"It looks like a lot of that place could be bulldozed," the Illinois Republican said in an interview Wednesday with the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights, Ill.

More on this later.


"Ms. Cornelius" said...

Not to mention the slow response to send in some troops, any troops!

Anonymous said...

Even if the additional funding had been granted to NO, the COE would still be in the middle of an Environmental Impact Statement. 20002 fundings would have not added anything to the Levee in 2005

Mike in Texas said...

What you say may be true, but I'd also like to know about budgets going back previous years.

Also, in light of all that happened you would have to admit it doesn't look good. Especially since the feds spent over $200 million to build a bridge to no where in Alaska.

"Ms. Cornelius" said...

Puhleeze. In the last three years we've managed to do a pretty good job tearing up one country. I think we could build a few levees in that time-- if we weren't busy handing back the money to people as tax rebates.

See, we should expect government to keep us safe.... Oh wait! Isn't that a Republican argument?

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