Tom Tancredo Says New Orleans Needs To Take Care Of Itself

Tom Tancredo told a crowd that it is “time the taxpayer gravy train left the New Orleans station,” saying the aid for the area devastated by Hurricane Katrina should end. “The amount of money that has been wasted on these so-called ‘recovery’ efforts has been mind-boggling,” Tancredo said. “Enough is enough.” So far the administration has spent about $114 billion on the recovery. “At some point, state and local officials and individuals have got to step up to the plate and take some initiative,” said Tancredo. “The mentality that people can wait around indefinitely for the federal taxpayer to solve all their worldly problems has got to come to an end.” Tancredo was particularly critical of the $1 billion that has been wasted in fraud and abuse. “This whole fiasco has been a perfect storm of corruption and incompetence at all levels,” he said. He is complaining about less than 1% of the total spent, and ignoring the real crime against the American taxpayers. The real abuse has come from this administration with it’s no bid contracts to all their cronies associated with Haliburton. This group has yet to do a job right, but they still get all the sweet billion dollar contracts without any competition. Iraq, Walter Reed, and Hurricane Katrina all have one thing in common. In the name of homeland security FEMA has been gobbled up in bureaucracy, and can get nothing done. Tancredo is placing to much of the blame on the victims instead of the real culprits. If he really wants to address some corruption maybe he should look towards Iraq where whole pallets full of $100 dollar bills just disappear.
Alan Cosgrove

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