Friday, December 16, 2005

Rebuilding the New Orleans levees

So Bush wants to spend 3.1 billions on rebuilding the New Orleans levees. I'd like to quote a fellow tax-payer: " My tax money should not pay to rebuild a 2 million dollar house, a sports stadium or a floating casino. Also, my tax money shouldn't go to rebuild a city that is under sea level. You wouldn't build your house on quicksand would you? You want to live below sea-level, do your country some good and join the Navy."

And by the way, the levees had been recently rebuilt with our money, but they weren't built correctly, and that's because the environmentalists didn't let the Army Corps of Engineer do the right thing. They wanted to make sure the New Orleans area remains wet and wild. Now they got what they wanted (and even more), but shouldn't the Government sue those groups (which include the Sierra Club, American Rivers, the Mississippi River Basin Alliance, and the Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi Wildlife Federations) for the wasted money, so the tax-payer contribution is a bit reduced?

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