harlock wrote on Aug 29, 2015, 17:31:
Cutter wrote on Aug 29, 2015, 16:07:
Those photos are remarkable. Particularly the ones he matches up from 10 years before. They really just abandoned it didn't they?
fuck yeh they did
sweep it under the rug, its "The American Way™"
Just some reality for fellow Blues-ers who would rather form their opinions using facts.http://thebea.st/1MUHa63http://bit.ly/1hLx50ghttp://cnb.cx/1UbVTPPhttp://wapo.st/1Efk2hChttp://bit.ly/1fNT0ly
'Inequality' is noted as an issue 10 years later but that is more on the economy as a whole under Obama.
"Here's a pop quiz: How much money has Uncle Sam spent on New Orleans and the Gulf region since Hurricane Katrina ripped the place apart?
I'll give you the answer because you'll never guess it. The grand total is $127 billion (including tax relief)."
Guess when that figure is from...
It's from *2007*. In only 2 years the US Government spent 127 BILLION DOLLARS in NO and the other areas hit.
The thing is...NO was sort of crooked so it's not a surprise a lot of that was 'misappropriated' (see: Nagin and Co as an example of the climate there) but A LOT of it was put to very good use.
Those pictures of blight and lack of rebuilding are because there was no economic value to do it. Building/rebuilding just to spend money (and have no benefit) is what the Chicoms do and we see how that has been turning out. You invest where it makes most sense and let the rest just be.
The proverbial rug you speak of is called REALITY.http://bit.ly/1EpGjcc
Ok, 20 billion more was spend by 2010 (all earmarked under Bush).http://bit.ly/1ItNMCg
Nice write-up on how money was spent:http://bit.ly/1NGiGPA