Trying to stop this from happening again?
Financing the elimination of the state and local matching requirements to obtain federal funds so devastated communities like Waveland, MS can finally rebuild?
(Waveland City Hall — still has not been rebuilt)
WingNuts, WaPo and now Bush in remarks today have characterized a portion of spending in the Iraq supplemental bill passed by the House today as Pork. That spending includes $2.9 billion in funds for Gulf Coast Recovery such as $1.3 billion for levee repair and covering the costs associated with waiving the local match requirements under the Stafford Act. The former is necessary for the protection New Orleans and the latter would remove an obstacle that has greatly hindered rebuilding of communities. It ought to be outrageous that such expenditures are considered pork as it’s insulting to the people of the Gulf Coast.