Tuesday, January 31, 2006
  Your Tax Dollars at Work
From the AP: "The Louisiana Superdome, damaged by Hurricane Katrina, will get $6.3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help with repairs. The agency announced Monday that the money will be used for the removal of standing water and water-related damaged items.
'Its rehabilitation is essential to New Orleans' recovery,' said Scott Wells, FEMA's federal oordinating officer."

Why? The Saints are on the verge of bugging out of Louisiana anyway.

"Repair costs are estimated at about $140 million and most of that is expected to be covered by the state's insurance and by FEMA. ... Officials have said that the facility can be repaired and ready to reopen for major football events by Nov. 1."

Provided the Saints are still around. As it is the state has to keep paying them more and more to keep them. I can think of a lot of places that $6.3 million could be used to help the citizens of New Orleans and Louisiana recover from the hurricanes.
I'm no math genius but I can't help but wonder how many houses could be rebuild for $6 million. Can anyone say "what's the priority here?"
I wonder which politicians are going to benefit from this rebuilding of a facility that is so "essential to New Orleans' recovery".

Probably the same ones who benefitted from the money that was supposed to go to maintaining the levees.
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