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To: Ellesu
While I applaud the mayor of Lake Charles for his take-charge, caring actions, the snark in me wants to know:

How have all the evacuees affected the city's finances? I suspect an upsurge in the local economy. I would hate to know that the mayor is just trying to prop up the local economy.

If there are no homes to be had in Lake Charles, surely the evacuees could find housing somewhere else. I can understand them wanting to stay close to home, but having to depend on a govt agency to tell you how long you can stay at a certain place seems rather a)Orwellian or b)Somebody take care of me!

Wanna bet that if the FEMA deadline is imposed and the evacuees have no local choice besides the Civic Center, they'll pick up stakes and move on to the next, better accommodated, city?

When, exactly, did these people give their lives over to the govt? Has it really been 4 months since the hurricanes? Good Gawd, people, either go home or make your own darn home!
9 posted on 02/05/2006 12:26:48 PM PST by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves!)
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To: blu
*buurrrp 'Scuse me!
10 posted on 02/05/2006 12:28:17 PM PST by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves!)
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To: blu

Most of the people in Lake Charles are tax paying contributing members of society. It's not New Orleans. Randy Roach is an excellent leader and has done a phenomenal job before, during and after Rita.

Lake Charles had a rainy day fund from the gambling industry that has allowed them to stay solvent even with the huge hit in the economy. We are not completely recovered. We are well on our way but the lack of housing is the critical kink in people getting back on track.

My neighbor had to bulldoze his house. He's not alone.


18 posted on 02/05/2006 9:21:35 PM PST by CajunConservative (Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Jindal.)
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