Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Howard Dean Defines the Question

"We must ... come to terms with the ugly truth that skin color, age and economics played a deadly role in who survived and who did not," Dean said.

Dean said Americans have a moral responsibility to not ignore the devastating effects of damage caused by Hurricane Katrina when it struck the Gulf Coast.

The former presidential candidate said the government will be judged on how it treats the old, the young and the poor.

"People are poor in different parts of the country. They are not refugees. They are Americans," he said.

Dean said that instead of considering proposed estate tax breaks, the Senate should channel the $760 billion savings into disaster relief funds.

"Shall we give that to the wealthiest people in the country, or should we rebuild New Orleans?" Dean said.

Exactly, money for the wealthy or rebuild a great city. What is Bush's answer?

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