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my point is Why has'nt the Government needed the military to be the first responders in our Long past...First reason is its not contitutional for the military to govern civilian affairs. Its allways been the civilian government both local, state and Federal, and private entities.
Originally posted by Regenmacher
My point was rewarding ignorance begats more of it, so no we don't rebuild a city there.
Originally posted by cjf
But where does one draw the line for natural disasters (earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, volcanos)...all have disasterous effects overtime.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
By the way, we’re going to have to borrow most of the money for NO anyway, Bush wont be like his father and go against his promise on taxes.
Citizen Outreach has been pushing for Congress to cut spending in other non-essential areas in order to help offset the massive cost for Hurricane Katrina relief almost since Day One. Particularly by repealing all the "pork" which was larded up into the recently-passed highway transportation bill....
RSC Chairman Pence announced this weekend the launch of "Operation Offset," a project designed to set priorities and offset Katrina relief costs with budget cuts elsewhere. And at the Chairman's request, over 300 News & Views readers have submitted specific offset suggestions to the Republican Study Committee via an online Brushfire Alert petition:
Originally posted by SwearBear
Why not cut the defense budget?
The US defense budget is about 45% of the US governments annual budget ...
Yes I see your point about the military helping out in New Orleans, but I also remember their Failure to protect us on 9/11.