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Government And Racist Issues Regarding Hurricane Katrina In New Orleans.

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In case you aren't familiar with how our government is SUPPOSED to work:The chain of responsibility for the protection of the citizens in New Orleans is:1. The Mayor2. The New Orleans director of Homeland Security (a political appointee of the Governor who reports to the Governor)3. The Governor4. The Head of Homeland Security5. The PresidentWhat did each do?1. The mayor, with 5 days advance, waited until 2 days before he announced a mandatory evacuation (at the behest of the President). Then he failed to provide transportation for those without transport even though he had hundreds of buses at his disposal.2. The New Orleans director of Homeland Security failed to have contingency plan that has been talked about for 50 years. Then he blames the Feds for not doing what he should have done. (So much for political appointees)3. The Governor, despite a declaration of disaster by the President 2 DAYS BEFORE the storm hit, failed to take advantage of the offer of Federal troops and aid. Until 2 DAYS AFTER the storm hit.4. The Director of Homeland Security positioned assets in the area to be ready when the Governor called for them.5. The President urged a mandatory evacuation, and even declared a disaster State of Emergency, freeing up millions of dollars of federal assistance, should the Governor decide to use it.Oh and by the way, the levees that broke were the responsibility of the local landowners and the local levee board to maintain, NOT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.The disaster in New Orleans is what you get after decades of corrupt (democratic) government going all the way back to Huey Long.Funds for disaster protection and relief have been flowing into this city for decades, and where has it gone, but into the pockets of the politicos and their friends.Decades of socialist government in New Orleans has sapped all self reliance from the community, and made them dependent upon government for every little thing.Political correctness and a lack of will to fight crime have created the single most corrupt police force in the country, and has permitted gang violence to flourish.The sad thing is that there are many poor folks who have suffered and died needlessly because those that they voted into office failed them.For those who missed item 5 (where the President's level of accountability is discussed), it is made more clear in a New Orleans Times-Picayune article dated August 28:NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- In the face of a catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, a mandatory evacuation was ordered Sunday for New Orleans by Mayor Ray Nagin.Acknowledging that large numbers of people, many of them stranded tourists,...

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