posted on Oct, 4 2012 @ 06:30 AM
Is this really that big of a shocker to any of you? Obama has constantly talked about the inequalities that the African-American community suffers,
and how unfair everything is for blacks, and the big, mean racist white man is always keeping them down. Please, Hurricane Katrina effected more than
1 race, and the government's slow response did the same. I don't get why Obama always needs to pull the race card. Oh that's right, a majority of
African Americans will sheepishly vote for him, donate to him, and support him no matter what because he's the savior of the black folk.
Sorry Obama, the response to Katrina and the devastation it left behind was tragic, however it was not a black problem, or a white problem, it was a
communities problem. Also while I do feel sorrow for those who were affected by hurricane Katrina, I do believe that they should at least try to repay
a portion of the billions of federal aid given to help them rebuild. If a major natural disaster happened here, like an earth quake (which I am well
aware are common in California), then I would do my best to help repay the tax money spent to help me when I needed it once I got back on my feet.
While it's a kind gesture (and not one you can opt out of even if you wanted to) it is not the responsibility of the whole nation's tax payers to
pay (in full) to rebuild a whole city that, like earthquakes in California, was known to be prone to hurricanes.
I'm all for helping those in need, but when those in need only take and never give back it makes me wonder if they truly appreciated the help, and if
so why not at least make an effort to repay at least some of those billions of dollars that came out of the wallets of every state in the country. All
of which, I am sure, can think of many other projects that money could have been put to use on.
Again, I am all for helping, as long as those being helped try to help those who helped them. I even housed a family from Louisiana who not only lost
their house, but their business too. I didn't ask much except to respect my belongings, clean up after yourselves, and do what you can to get on your
feet again. They stayed with me 5 months, rent free. When they finally went back to help rebuild we stayed in contact because we became friends over
those 5 months. 2 years later I randomly received a check for $2,000 from the family. They had reopened their business and were doing great. I never
asked for anything in return except what I mentioned earlier in this post, but the fact that they re payed me some of the money I had spent out of my
own pocket and out of the kindness of my heart to help them made me feel they really did appreciate what I did for them.