posted on Jan, 10 2008 @ 07:10 AM
The amount is comical but the nature of the lawsuit is a great example of why the fed should stay out of the business of states and towns.
There was a time in this country not too long ago (grandparents remember it) when if the President took a helicopter tour of your state you got
suspicious and wanted nothing nothing more than him and his federal troops to leave ASAP.
Now we all shout and holler for them to come and bail us out of everything.
I'm sorry, but New Orleans was built in a bowl on the edge of an ocean. It was bound to be flooded and will get flooded again regardless of how much
money and time gets wasted on some wall.
It's in a bowl. Move.
Here in CT we had some flooding over the Summer and immediately everyone started shouting at the Governor to beg some cash out of the fed. She did.
The fed refused and that just fueled some groundless "Bush hates CT" nonsense.
The lesson here is stop relying on the fed. Don't keep feeding it funds just because it demands it and never, ever ask it to do anything for you. If
it shows up ready to do something for you slam the door in its face and tell it if it doesn't get off your lawn you'll shoot it.
Anybody else notice how the areas under private rebuild are all finished for an awful lot less cash than the areas the fed is trying to rebuild for an
awful lot more cash?