Originally posted by xpert11
This thread raises some interesting problems. I think some form of mass migration to another country would ensure the US government no longer has to
take responseablity for the survivors of hurricane Katrina.
Your premise is that it is the ‘displaced persons’ that the ‘US Government’ has a responsibility to provide continued care? Why?
This prior dependence on the ‘US Government’ for complete care is precisely why these ‘displaced persons’ which still require assistance can
not pull themselves and/or their families out.
There is no excuse for not sending you children to public school, transportation is provided, not to mention the free breakfast and lunches these
students can be provided and HISD has also provided school uniforms for ‘displaced students’.
There is no excuse for not becoming gainfully employed. Houston has a good public transportation infrastructure (bus, shuttles and train) Houston has
donated tens of thousands of ‘bus passes’ and will do so if need is shown.
The Job market is wide open in Houston and ironically Houstonians are going to work in from Lake Charles, all the way to New Orleans doing a multitude
of jobs unskilled and skilled. BTW many companies provide housing and most transportation (not to mention benefits and pay!)
There is responsibility of the individual to care for themselves? Yes?
Consider this for 'displaced persons':
Establish free day care… in Louisiana.
Establish free breakfast, lunch and dinner for children… in Louisiana.
Establish, just as the private companies currently do, basic housing… in Louisiana.
Establish work transportation, just as private companies currently do… in Louisiana.
Establish access to free medical care...in Louisiana.
Establish a workable plan to get these 'displaced persons' out of perpetual reliance.
Start back programs such as the WPA, CCC, etc and pay these ‘displaced people’ for work!
“No work, no money”…that is how it works for
most of Americans Yes?
Put these people to work rebuilding their city
and their state
and ‘migrate’ these people back home.
Find some other productive solutions, or explain how a continuation of what is going on now is productive?