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Re: Washington Failed to Fund Levee Projects

Tony P. (
Mon, 5 Sep 2005 11:18:01 -0400

In article <>, latimes@telecom- says:


> By Richard A. Serrano and Nicole Gaouette LA Times Writers

> Despite Warnings, Washington Failed to Fund Levee Projects. To cut
> spending, officials gambled that the worst-case scenario would not
> come to be.

> September 4, 2005

> WASHINGTON - For years, Washington had been warned that doom lurked
> just beyond the levees. And for years, the White House and Congress
> had dickered over how much money to put into shoring up century-old
> dikes and carrying out newer flood control projects to protect the
> city of New Orleans.

> As recently as three months ago, the alarms were sounding -- and being
> brushed aside.

Why don't we cast the blame where it belongs? I love how media is now
trying to spin this as Clinton's fault, etc.

You have to remember that during most of Clinton's term he had to
contend with a Republican controlled congress. And now we've got
Republican control in all three branches.

So tell me what the real problem is.

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