Tuesday, June 05, 2007

a classic example of the unintentional (allegedly) consequences of liberalism


Let me see if I have this straight. 250,000 people, many of whom were too lazy and/or stupid to get out of the way of a hurricane, were transported at taxpayer expense to Houston after Hurricane Katrina. That was almost 2 years ago. Today, 100,000 of those people still live in Houston. 5500 heads of household are still unemployed, and 12,000 families still receive federal aid, even though there are currently 2 million job openings in Houston. 59,000 of those jobs require nothing more than a high school diploma.

Oh, and by the way, Liberaliar Harris County Commissioner Steve Radack said the government should be doing more to help evacuees find jobs, transportation and child care.


According to the article linked above:

The government already is offering considerable help. FEMA-paid housing has been extended to 2009 and federal officials will move an evacuee closer to a job. Thirty hours of work a week earns an evacuee free child care.

The city Community Settlement Task Force Network has spent $1.9 million since October offering resume help, free interview-appropriate clothes, job fairs, financial workshops, free food for children and computer classes.

What else do liberals want? Federally-funded rickshaws, pulled by conservative Houstonians, to transport the poor saps to their job interviews? Good grief!

By the way, the number of homicides in Houston jumped from 275 in 2004 to 376 in 2006.

That's a real shocker, eh?


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