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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Work! The Best Katrina Recovery Strategy

LaShawn Barber links to a Houston Chronicle online story about three New Orleans Council members who believe the government has done too much for many Katrina evacuees who should be doing more for themselves.

Said New Orleans Council President Oliver Thomas:

"'We don't need soap opera watchers right now,' said New Orleans City Council President Oliver Thomas, during a housing committee meeting. 'We're going to target the people who are going to work. It's not that I'm fed up, but that at some point there has to be a whole new level of motivation, and people have got to stop blaming the government for something they ought to do.'"

Such common sense sentiments naturally drew expressions of "concern" from some of Houston's politically correct politicos. LaShawn has more here. My only question is why did it take so long for somebody to say these things?