MTV.com - think - Headlines - Bush Unveils Ambitious Plan To Help New Orleans 'Rise Again'
I saw a bumper sticker today that said "If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention". I'm outraged, how about you?
Estimates for this "clean up" and New Orleans "Rising again" are $200 BILLION (yes, billion, with a B, or
Oh, yea, and poor old Florida, who also got hit with Katrina (Category 1, but still) ... GETS... NOTHING!
Now, here is a thought. How about this? Let's make the entire area a tax free zone and give business an excuse to come back. People will have to come back to support the businesses. Viola! Economy recreated, no tax dollars spent. And, on top of that, we could use it as a place to 'test out' the FairTax.
A little money to help these people get back on their feet is a good thing. Unless my math is wrong, $200 Billion dollars is not a little money.
And, what I find is funny as well is that a bunch of the evacuees are deciding to stay where they were evacuated too... why? Because they can get jobs! These people want to become regular members of society! They just didn't have the means or the gumption to get out of where they were living. Now that's the American spirit.
President Bush, ignore all the crap about you "hating black people" and "hating the poor"! Don't give in to the pressure like this! Help these people get back on their feet, but don't give away the farm! It is not the Government's job to rebuild businesses, it is the owner's of those businesses. Make it attractive for them, and they will do it all on their own.
-- End of Ramble