Thursday, September 01, 2005

Bush Administration Cut Flood Control Spending.

Flooding from Hurricane Katrina has virtually destroyed the entire city of New Orleans. Thousands are feared dead and the governor of Louisiana has order the city to be evacuated. Could this have been prevented?

Last June the New Orleans City Business reported that for fiscal year 2006 the New Orleans district of the US Army Corps of Engineers was forced to deal with a record $71.2 million reduction in federal funding. It would be the largest single-year funding loss ever for the New Orleans district, Corps officials said.

The cuts have shelved major hurricane and flood protection projects that would have gone to local engineering firms. Also shelved was a study to determine ways to protect the region from a Category 5 hurricane.

The Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project, created during the Clinton administration to shore up levees and build pumping stations has seen it’s federal funding largely frozen since 2003.

5 Comments:

Blogger MiamiMiami said...

Alva,
Why in the world would you even TRY to politicize this tragedy? I mean have you nothing better to do then try to find an element of this to blame Bush on? Bush didn't cause the flooding. The fact that the hurricane was so strong was the reason.
Please stop this. You only show people how sick you are.

What's next, Bush formed the hurricane himself?

I can't say that I DIDN'T expect this. I knew you could only hold yourself so long without taking this opportunity to balme Bush for some element of this...

3:30 AM  
Anonymous charmaine said...

Another huge failure by Bush and his gang-of-thieves in Washington. What a tragedy, much of it avoidable. And what a monsterous neglect of the people of the south.

The race and economic class of the suffering masses down there has not gone unnoticed. We all know that Bush is pissed off at the people over his falling poll numbers, and the loss of support for his disasterous "war on terror".

I believe this "compassionate conservative" doesn't care about these people. I believe he doesn't care about anyone who couldn't pay his way into the whitehouse.

At the very least, the deaths that have occured since the initial storm are on his hands, and the hands of all who should have taken care of preparations for this disaster.

Then, when you look at the funding cuts, it could be that ALL of the deaths, and a good part of the destruction, are on those same hands.

-charmaine-

2:06 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

Miami,
At this moment I could care less who is in office. What I care about is learning from our mistakes. Many people saw this disaster coming, (just like 9/11) and we should all figure out how it could have been avoided. Otherwise, we are doomed to repeat our mistakes.

2:49 PM  
Blogger MiamiMiami said...

At this moment I could care less who is in office. What I care about is learning from our mistakes. Many people saw this disaster coming, (just like 9/11) and we should all figure out how it could have been avoided. Otherwise, we are doomed to repeat our mistakes.
======>So then do humanity a favor and leave this for a lter time when we will all have the luxury of hypothesizing who is to blame for what. For now it is in extremely poor taste and the ultimate insult to those trying to survive this tragedy to begin this politicizing of the current situation.

I am appealing to whatever sense of humanity you have.

6:16 PM  
Blogger MiamiMiami said...

Another huge failure by Bush and his gang-of-thieves in Washington. What a tragedy, much of it avoidable. And what a monsterous neglect of the people of the south.
=======> So Bush caused this? How downright stupid and immature to even start this at such a time.


The race and economic class of the suffering masses down there has not gone unnoticed. We all know that Bush is pissed off at the people over his falling poll numbers, and the loss of support for his disasterous "war on terror".
======>So this was done by Bush as payback? Please tell me that I have misunderstood what you have written here.

I believe this "compassionate conservative" doesn't care about these people. I believe he doesn't care about anyone who couldn't pay his way into the whitehouse.
======> Again, you are telling me that Bush is not helping them because of politics? What exactly are you saying here?


At the very least, the deaths that have occured since the initial storm are on his hands, and the hands of all who should have taken care of preparations for this disaster.
=========>So exactly whom are you assigning most of the blame, the victims of the hurricane or Bush?


Then, when you look at the funding cuts, it could be that ALL of the deaths, and a good part of the destruction, are on those same hands.

=======>Do me a favor. Actually do all of humaity a favor. Let us ALL know the LAST time YOU survived a Category 4 or 5 hurricane. Then and only then when you have survived a hurricane can you make and pass such judgement. To do this now is the epitomy of ignornance and idiocy.

Why don't you shut your yap, bitch, roll up your sleeves and do something for these people instead of saying such stupid things. Especially about things you have no idea about.

Now is not the time for this.

6:25 PM  

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