To: LA Woman3
posted on 02/06/2006 6:52:42 PM PST
So let's blame ALL our troubles on Washington.
Sorry Blankho, Bush is not responsible for your utter incompetence to be governor of anything except your local Moose lodge.
posted on 02/06/2006 6:57:08 PM PST
Legislators react to Governor Blanco's address
07:45 PM CST on Monday, February 6, 2006
Weve got to do something to unite to one levee board system in southeast Louisiana to get the federal money. Whether that will be easy to do, I dont know. Jane Smith, R Bossier City.
I think everybody agrees we should streamline if were going to have fewer citizens. The problem is, how many fewer citizens are we going to have? Rather than go in with a butchers knife and start cutting, I think we need to go with a scalpel and cut what we need to cut no more, no less. Jeff Arnold, D New Orleans, whose father Tom Arnold is a New Orleans assessor.
Some very good ideas have been put on the table. We most definitely need to do something with the levee boards. I think something good will come from this and were just hoping that everyone will work together for the benefit of this area and southwest Louisiana. -- Herman Ray Hill, D Dry Creek
Im afraid up there (north Louisiana), theyre really proud that shes doing this (trying to cut N.O.s government). As a whole I think theyd like to streamline. Weve got to figure out what the best thing is for New Orleans. If thats what it takes, Ill be for it, but I can assure you my constituents think its the best thing. Leland Kenny, D Columbia.
In the north, in my area, one of the main concerns is that we tackle the voting issue bill and theyre really strongly opposed to someone voting for the first time absentee without having ever voted in person. Jane Smith, R Bossier City.
We need to consolidate the governance of all these levees. Its very, very critical. We took tours of the devastation today and its very widespread. We have destruction across this entire flood system. We have to have a consolidated, unified plan. We have to have highly qualified people to make these decisions. The federal government is telling us that before we spend hundreds of billions of dollars rebuilding the levees
we want to make sure our investment is safe. Mike Strain, R Covington.
I think they were nice words, but Id like to see actions. I want her to look people in the eye, and say that I think you, more than I, can rebuild your home. I want to give people to their own money and have them build their homes. No more programs, no more studies. Whatever money we have from Congress, give it to the individual homeowner and let them rebuild their own home. Derrick Shepherd, D Marrero.
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