Sunday, October 02, 2005

"No Relief" says Tancredo

The "long history of public corruption" in the Great State of Louisiana is reason enough for the federal government not to send any relief aid for the restoration of New Orleans or Louisiana.

S o says Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Co.) who sent a letter urging House Speaker Dennis Hastert to form a "bipartisan select committee" to monitor Louisiana federal disaster relief spending, reports NewsMax magazine. . "The head of the FBI in New Orleans just this past year described the state's public corruption as "epidemic, endemic and entrenched," wrote Tancredo.

"Given the abysmal failure of state and local officials in Louisiana to plan adequately for or respond to the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans, and given the long history of public corruption in Louisiana, I hope the House will refrain from directly appropriating any funds from the public treasury to either the state of Louisiana or the city of New Orleans."

"Over the last 30 years, a long list of Louisiana politicians have been convicted of crimes; the list includes a governor, an attorney general, an elections commissioner, an agriculture commissioner, three successive insurance commissioners, a congressman, a federal judge, a State Senate president, six other state legislators, and a host of appointed officials, local sheriffs, city councilmen and parish police jurors. "

"I am not confident that Louisiana officials can be trusted to administer federal relief aid," says Rep. Tancredo.

The editor of the Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, Louisiana, writes: "He says Louisiana officials are too corrupt to handle federal funds, yet he has no problem with money flowing into the hands of Mississippi officials.

ranted, Louisiana is ranked as the third most corrupt state in the nation. Mississippi, however, is Big Number One - the most corrupt of all the states, according to The Corporate Crime Reporter. Tancredo conveniently overlooked that."

The whole argument, says I, will be for naught as it is impossible to rebuild a state and several cities without the participation of local politicians, crooked or not. Whether Louisiana is Number 1 or Number 3, it all averages out to Number 2 and the taxpayer's hard earned dollars, by the billions, will be flushed down the toilet.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


dcat said...

Ok does that mean I can stop donating now Indigo? Oh wait I need a tax shelter and write off!... Never mind. :)

Tom C said...

Just talked to my daughter in Michigan. Some of her young friends have got jobs in Louisiana already. Entry level, yes but jobs.

dcat said...

Tom C,

That is good news!

Mike's America said...

Too bad nobody listens to Tancredo... he's absolutely right of course.

Why do you think Jesse Jackson hustled back from hugging commie Hugo Chavez in Venezuela to stick his hand out in Louisiana as soon as the wind died down?

Take $200 billion dollars and burn it, it will do about as much good as handing it to that bunch of corrupt clowns that run that state and New Orleans.

All they will do is pocket most of the money for their friends and build more warehouses to keep the poor blacks in poverty so five years from now they can complain about how racist America is.