A Tale of Two Storms. $60 Billion in Fed Aid Within 10 Days

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  1. Seawytch
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    Yup, 10 days

    In the 10 days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, the Republican-controlled Congress approved two bills providing $62.3 billion in emergency funding, and President George W. Bush immediately signed them into law.

    It has now been 60+ days and counting.

    Can "unprecedented" be overused?
     
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    Shhhh!!!!

    Bush blew up the levees too!!!!!!
     
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    President Bush was better. End of story.
     
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    That's ancient history.

    Sort of like it didn't happen.

    Now go away like a good citizen.
     
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    Failed Civics did you?
     
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    A tale of two storms?/

    Yup. The State and local Govt dropped the ball on Katrina. Bush told that dumb assed Gov to declare it a disaster area three days before the storm hit. The moron didn't do it and in fact waffled about it even after the levis broke.

    The State should have had a mandatory evacuation and forced everyone out. NO is 5 feet below sea level. Only a moron would have stayed. They had 250 school busses that could have taken loads out. Those same school busses got flooded out.

    Bush and FEMA took the hit but the State and local Gov and that stupid Gov were to blame. Of course some will contunue to Blame Bush and FEMA but hey, its the lefty way.
     
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    so Bush was Better than Obama

    I guess he didn't hate black people after all

    how about that..

    :lol:
     
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    You are utterly full of revisionist shit, and I told you this in the other thread.

    The fact is Governor Blanco asked for federal assistance on Saturday August 27, as soon as it became clear the storm was coming. And Bush signed off. In other words they both did their jobs. Something you couldn't be bothered to do in anything like "research".

    "...I have determined that this incident is of such severity and magnitude that effective response is beyond the capabilities of the State and affected local governments, and that supplementary Federal assistance is necessary to save lives, protect property, public health, and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a disaster. I am specifically requesting emergency protective measures, direct Federal Assistance, Individual and Household Program (IHP) assistance, Special Needs Program assistance, and debris removal. ... "In response to the situation I have taken appropriate action under State law and directed the execution of the State Emergency Plan on August 26, 2005 in accordance with Section 501 (a) of the Stafford Act. A State of Emergency has been issued for the State in order to support the evacuations of the coastal areas in accordance with our State Evacuation Plan."" -- Gov. Kathleen Blanco, August 27 ... that's two days before the storm. DUH.

    By the way Governors don't declare disaster areas. Presidents do.:asshole: - and they do that after the event. You can't do it before.

    The blame has already been lain, officially, on the Army Corps of Engineers. If that doesn't fit your revisionist agenda that's just too god damn fucking bad.
     
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    What you all seem to forget is that Katrina did not cause the flooding in the 9th ward.

    That was caused by the local corrupt politicians who refused to maintain the levees and who spent millions of tax payer dollars of stupid shit like fountains instead of upkeep.
     
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    That would be the infamous Levee Board, which was independent of city and state gummint. But again the blame for the levees has been laid, officially, in court, on the Army Corps of Engineers for their "profoundly inadequate" designs. The levee board for its part was surely guilty of irresponsible priorities, focusing on Lakeshore Drive and the marina and casinos instead of public safety. Fortunately it no longer exists.
     

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