Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Jindal's Failed Argument

In his response to the President's speech tonight, Bobby Jindal argued that it was the people of Louisiana that made the recovery in New Orleans happen. With all due respect, doesn't he think the $175 billion in federal aid might also have had something to do with that? He argued that government is not the answer. But in regards to Hurricane Katrina, it was the lack of government action - levees left unfortified, missing plans, uncoordinated and inept response to crisis - that made Katrina as bad as it was. Just like Louisiana needed the federal government to act effectively to save it in a crisis, so too does our nation need our government to help us get out of this financial turmoil.

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