Tuesday, November 22, 2005

NY Times: Is D.C. losing interest in recovery?

Less than three months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, relief legislation remains dormant in Washington and despair is growing among officials here who fear that Congress and the Bush administration are losing interest in their plight.

Short answer: yes. If they ever meant to help in the first place. Especially take note of Landrieu's comments on Louisiana's alleged "corruption" being used as an excuse not to fund New Orleans' recovery.

1 comment:

bayoustjohndavid said...

I agree about La.'s corruption being an excuse not to fund reconstruction. I actually thought it was an excuse to control the purse strings (if you're interested see my Nov. 1st post on no-bid contracts) that's why I started blogging, after I first wrote several letters to columnists, bloggers, even Joe Scarborough and Chris Shays. Still think that's the preferred plan, but washing their hands of reconstruction seems to be plan b. We may well go from getting leftovers while politically connected firms get fat (plan a) to getting almost nothing.

Should link to your post and add more tonight or tomorrow. If you're curious, it took some searching to find any La. blogs that weren't either conservative or mainly about nonpolitical matters. Thanks for the comment, BTW.