posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 11:08 AM
Well, it was the last Bush buget that cut somewhere in the neighborhood of $240 million from a project to reinforce the levees. Not much that state
and local officials can do once the money is gone. But oh yeah, we needed it in Iraq, or to give rich people another tax cut. I forgot about that.
Seriously, I think local officals could have maybe done more, but it seems that getting 80 percent of the city out and trying to get the remaining
people to safety was about all it could do. If we had a system of government that was more locally-based with less federal poer, as perhaps we should,
then it would be right to blame the locals. As it is, the ultimate responsibility has to lie with Bush, in my opinion. Harry Truman used to say "the
buck stops here," but again, TeamBush shows that when the ships are down, they will smear and blame anyone else in sight rather than accept any
responsibility themselves. It's like an immature frat boy is running the country or something---oh, wait, an immature frat boy is running the
country, or at least is the puppet for those behind the scenes.
[edit on 8-9-2005 by RyanC]