Originally Posted by timskitties
If I had gone through what those people in New Orleans had gone through (and are still going through), I certainly would NOT want to move back there.
The mayor of New Orleans has failed his people just as much as anyone else. He's playing politics now to look like the good guy.
The lesson to be learned from these disasters is: don't rely on the government for help.
All of these points make sense.
I can't imagine wanting to move back. Its one thing to have a random desaster, but considering the cities location and elevation, you woulnd't catch me even visiting!
The corruption in this whole deal is just a nightmare. You have people who want help, but don't know where to go to get it, you have donated money going to different causes, you have people getting aid and then going and spending it on booze and gambling. Add that into the fact that NO has a notoriously corrupt govn't, it's only going to get uglier. (I expect the biggest fights to be down the road. For right or wrong, as soon as the real rebuilding cost start to come out, i see alot of people saying don't rebuild in such a dangerous spot, expecially if other projects get cut or scaled back, and we could very well end up with a nasty political battle.)
As for the govn't, you are correct. I don't care who's running the govn't, rep or dem, local, state, or fed. If you rely on the govn't to survive, you'll be in trouble.