I am not for throwing public tax dollar away for the sake of "feel good" politics. I don't believe in the current public education system, foreign aid, etc. etc. So, the predicament is such, We know that parts of New Orleans are below sea level. And we have this global warming thing going on which seems to be causing issues with hurricanes, etc... Can we, with technology at hand, rebuild New Orleans in such a way that we can be certain it will not get destroyed again in the future??? I understand that certain areas of the levy system did not perform as designed due to construction techniques. What we design as sufficient today, may not be adequate for 20 years from now, , maybe not even five years from now.... Yet, once the money is spent, with the economy in the shape that it is, should we take the risk, roll the dice, and commit to such a large expensive project?