An Unatural Disaster..The Welfare State

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    An Unnatural Disaster: A Hurricane Exposes the Man-Made Disaster of the Welfare State

    by Robert Tracinski
    Sep 02, 2005
    by Robert Tracinski
    http://tiadaily.com/php-bin/news/showArticle.php?id=1026
     
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    All so very true. And so very sad.

    They will build high rise public housing with nice parks, etc. A place for all the displaced survivors who didn't do a thing except sponge off the government to live.

    They will complain about the size; there won't be enough emenities; and it will be too far from the grocery store.

    Then special shuttles will be provided and new 50 inch plasam tv's will be installed in each living room.

    Anyone who complains about the cost to the taxpayers will be called racists in the press.

    Then.....the high-rises will fall into disrepair. Gangs and drug dealers will take over. People will be afraid to go out of their condo.

    Lol...sounds like someplace else we know.
     
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    From the article...

    "...Jack Wakeland then gave me an additional, crucial fact: early reports from CNN and Fox indicated that the city had no plan for evacuating all of the prisoners in the city's jails--so they just let many of them loose."

    In reality...

    "...The evacuation of prisoners in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes was complete by Thursday without a single escape, officials said; deputies and their families were finished evacuating a day later..."

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?category=1110&slug=Katrina%20Justice%20System%20HK1

    And I don't see any connection drawn between welfare and the problems in N.O., except for the ridiculous accusation that apparently city officials were too busy handing out welfare checks to prepare for this disaster.
     
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    And the NO city govt. is now backed nationwide by liberals who continue to "ensure the flow of handouts to welfare recipients and patronage to political supporters".

    With them it never stops. :boohoo:
     
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    The state of Louisiana has been democratically controlled for some 60 years now, so at some point you have to say liberalism has failed miserably especially in the city of NO and somehow it's still Bush's fault. 60 years of liberalism and handouts has culminated into the pathetic state of affairs we see now in Louisiana made worse by the Hurricane.
     
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    Oh it's failed alright, and no more evident than in the author's statement ..... these welfare-dependent people are nothing but sheep. The very idea of getting their own butts out of harm's way is inconceivable to them. They just waited for someone to come get them ...... a someone who DIDN'T.
     

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