Art Vandelay wrote:I realize that this wasn't meant to be taken literally, but the author of this thing really ignores a lart portion of where that money will go. It's not as if it will all be spent to rebuild homes. Infrastructure needs rebuilding as well. I forget what the exact number is, but I know that building roads is expensive as hell...and there has to be a few thousand miles of road that needs to be rebuilt down there...among other things. Anyway, is the $250 billion in aid too high? Probably. Will lots of it get wasted, mis-used, or "lost"? Definitely. But the given argument is a poor one for why this shouldn't take place.
True. Of the 250 billion they are asking for, maybe 100 billion is what it will actually take to rebuild. In other words, 250 billion is way too much to give them. That's how I read the article.
OhMrScottyTrav wrote:Just thought I'd make a correction on that error.
I knew someone would double check the math, so that's why I stuck a disclaimer there in the first place. Lol.
dannyolbb wrote:I wonder how much it costs to dredge a major city and make it safe for human inhabitance...
A whole lot more than if local government had done their jobs and built decent levees to protect it's citizens that are living under sea level, but I've had that discussion way too many times.
dannyolbb wrote:I don't know. I shouldn't get worked up about this sort of thing, but it's just such blatent misinformation. It implies that the people living in New Orleans are just soaking up the money when that clearly isn't true.
It's not blatent misinformation. It just shows the information a different way to try to show just how much money we are talking about. Had local government done their jobs in the first place, oops, I started to go down that path again.
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Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....