September 01, 2005

Why did Dubya's adminstration cut funding for the Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans district?

Don't ask.

Scott McClellan just finished meeting with the press, and he got a lot of questions about the Bush administration's decision to cut funding for the New Orleans district of the Army Corps of Engineers and the president's slow trek back to Washington after disaster struck.

"This is not a time for politics," McClellan said. "This is a time for the nation to come together and help those in the Gulf Coast region. That's where our focus is."

Via Salon.

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Posted by Magpie at September 1, 2005 11:51 AM | US News | Technorati links |

What it all coems down to (with them cutting funding) is this:

War -- UGH! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing....

Sing it again, ya'll :(

Posted by: John F at September 1, 2005 12:17 PM

"Starve-the-beast" turns into starving American victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Without proper planning and relief infrastructure, American citizens are suffering in the Gulf Coast, especially in New Orleans.

When a political party sets a fiscal philosophy to cripple the federal government like during the Reagan administration by White House budget director David Stockman and subsequently adopted by U.S. President George W. Bush with his tax cutting policy, average citizens suffer with their lives.

On top of this, everyone who stated America will be weaker by going to Iraq happens to be unfortunately proven correct with the devastation we are all witnessing in New Orleans. We lack those National Guardsmen to respond. We lack the resources and billions of dollars to respond completely. We now have our children, our country women, and our countrymen suffering unspeakable horror. Once again Bush states (as they did after 9-11), "how could we have known..." this could happen despite reports warning what could happen a few months back. He no longer deserves the benefit of the doubt.

When will people say enough is enough and start holding Bush accountable?!

Posted by: concerned at September 1, 2005 08:21 PM