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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

"Nothing has been done"
Posted by Jill | 7:52 PM
So sayeth the 84-year-old man in this video.

But one thing HAS been done. The African-American population of Louisiana has been dispersed, the better to make Louisiana safe for Republican rule. Perhaps that's why George W. Bush played a guitar and ate cake with John McCain. Perhaps that's why poor people are still living in formaldehyde-filled FEMA trailers. Perhaps that's why billions in relief funds are missing. Perhaps just as with 9/11, the Bush Administration knew a disaster was coming, and did nothing -- because it was to the Administration's political advantage to do nothing. In the case of the 9/11 attacks, nothing was done to prevent them. In the case of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, nothing was done to help those trapped in the Superdome and the convention center with no food and no toilets -- except the president's mother saying it was a good situation for those people since they were poor anyway. In the two years since, nothing was done to help these people return to their homes and rebuild their lives there. Instead, they have remained in diaspora, while promised funds lay mired in bureaucracy.

Sign the petition and ask your Senator to pass Senator Chris Dodd's Gulf Coast Housing Recovery Act of 2007.

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