More Pork Sought as a Result of Katrina

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  1. 5stringJeff
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    Ridiculous.

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    $1.1B Sought for Katrina-Struck Shrimpers
    By ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON - The shrimpers, fishing captains and oystermen along the Gulf Coast seem like the forgotten ones as the government funnels aid to a region devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Even their own governors have higher priorities.

    Very little of the $68 billion appropriated has found its way to the watermen of the Gulf or to rebuild onshore facilities. Massive amounts of debris make shrimping dangerous in many areas. Oysterbeds are ruined by silt.

    As the Senate prepares to debate the latest Katrina aid bill, the watermen of Louisiana and Mississippi are pinning their hopes on an ambitious $1.1 billion aid plan by Sen. Richard Shelby (news, bio, voting record), R-Ala., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060413/ap_on_go_co/katrina_fishing_1
     
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    wait--now is this when the feds ( realizing that the gulf govenors are inflicting a disaster on thier own fishermen ) should step in and "save" them??
    I'm so confused :scratch:
     
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    Who wants to bet me that Bush signs this bill because lets face it, the man has never seen a check that he didn't love. Guess he feels that with all the hot water he is in that handing out money left and right will get everyone to love him again.
     

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