There is a quite a debate going on right now on the House floor on the Gulf Coast Hurricane Housing Recovery Act of 2007. The Republicans have introduced 2 amendments, one that requires people to work 20 hours week to get any housing relief in a sort of work not welfare thingee. Dems are trying to explain that people were hard working folk forced from their homes by disaster and let’s show some compassion for fellow Americans.
I’ll try to get video up later.
UPDATE: It was Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R – TX) who introduced the amendment which required recipients of rental aid to perform 20 hours of work per week. It had to be “approved” work. It was just voted down 266-162. But geez 162 reps voted for this odious amendment.