Saturday, September 10, 2005

Landrieu speaks out ... no one listens

While talk is focused on helping the evacuees of New Orleans and other coastal towns, what will be done to help the cities these people are taking refuge in? Sentator Mary Landrieu and others are concerned about who to blame instead of how to subsidize the burden that such cities as "Baton Rouge, Lafayette and Alexandria" are facing as they expand "due to the evacuees."

The list of problems affecting the evacuees and the residents of those towns include food (both restaurants and grocery stores), schooling (refugee children are enrolled now in those cities), housing, infrastructure (roads, phones, sewer, etc.), and the list goes on.

Also, local companies want to help refugees by employing them. If I'm an able bodied yet unemployed resident, what does that tell me about area employers? Why do they suddenly have an opening?

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