Sunday, September 2, 2007

Katrina Two Years Later Fact Sheet

Today's headline is not really a headline. It is a fact sheet from New Orleans City Council member, Shelley Midura. This is good stuff. The post is titled: Katrina Two Years Later Fact Sheet.

Best Quote:

  • The federal government has currently spent over $455 billion on the war in Iraq (MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olberman, August 3, 2007 and ) vs. $116 billion for the Gulf region’s recovery.

  • The Bush Administration has spent $20.9 billion to rebuild Iraq’s infrastructure (Wall Street Journal, May 10, 2006) as compared with the $8.4 billion allocated for New Orleans levee repair (Institute for Southern Studies)

  • Congress has authorized $44 billion in funds for rehabilitation and reconstruction projects in Iraq, yet Bush has threatened to veto due to cost the $21 billion water resources bill being considered by Congress of which only $1.9 billion would be devoted to restoring Louisiana’s coastal wetlands (Institute for Southern Studies and )

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