Accountability- Beating the Dead Horse
I am still sickened by the fingerpointing, the wailing and the attempt by so many to make the hurricane a political issue. Have you no shame? Have you no sense of propriety. It is disheartening to see the insistence on creating more divisiveness among us.
Chrenkoff has a list of quotes that should make you ill.
Let me be clear about some things. I am an independent because I don’t trust either party anymore to act altruistically, if they ever did. I cross between party lines on multiple issues.
I think that we need to get a full report on how this happened but now is not the time. Now is the time to put aside petty partisan politics and try to pull it together to help our fellow man.
I also think that whenever the report on accountability is issued it should be a transparent process and be a global view of how things came about. That means that we need to focus on all levels of gov’t, local, state and federal and their roles.
I want to know what plan the city of New Orleans had for dealing with emergencies and the same for state and federal. I want to see which presidents kicked the funding for the levees. Are Carter, Clinton and Bush the only ones? I sincerely doubt it.
This is like an onion in that it has many layers. I want to know the answers and I want to know what the other cities in this country have learned from this and 911.
And most of all I don’t want to feel like if an emergency happens I have to wait for the Federal gov’t to come riding to the rescue. I want to be comfortable that my city has a plan in place and that the Feds are coming in to help as a second or third line of defense, not the first.