Originally Posted by GingersMom
Oh yeah, they got helped alright. Right out of their lives.
Are you aware that the US gov't sent a bunch of great big freezer trucks full of ice down south, only to have them turned back around and sent to Gloucester, MA, where the trucks sat, RUNNING, in cold storage, maintaining that unused ice for OVER A YEAR until they finally figured out that there was no point in keeping it anymore. It cost the government more than a million dollars for that "aid."
The US gov't built how many THOUSANDS of mobil homes that sat in storage on lots rather than be distributed to those who were now homeless? Mobil homes that were built quickly and CHEAPLY and were therefore useless if not used, and almost useless if used but hit by another hurricane.
The US gov't sent debit cards to state aid offices that then embezzled the money rather than giving it to the victims that needed it for the most BASIC of needs.
And they can't sue the government, why exactly?
Are you aware that thousands DID get debit cards? Most used them wisely, alot used them for alcohol and to go to strip clubs.
I blame the the state of LA for not rebuilding those levees when they got the money for them, but no one talks about that, it is always Bush's fault. It was the levee's breaking that caused most of the catastrophe and we all know it.
I, personally, know of people that went down there right after Katrina to help and many of the victims turned their noses up at the clothes they were given. If they were not brand new, they did not want them.
Las Vegas brought a few thousand Katrina victims here and put them up and found them jobs. Guess what? They did not want the jobs, it would jeopardize the income they received from NOT working, why would they want a job.
I have said it before and I will say it again, regarding Katrina victims, many used it as a way to escape the grinding poverty that was their life and are better for it today and many just took the hand outs and wanted more.
Look at Houston Texas, they took many many Katrina victims in, check out the skyrocketing crimes rates that was their reward for their help.
I think they should receive help and lots of it, but I believe they should help themselves also.