What happens to New Orleans is the business of New Orleans, not the rest of us. Franly, I have never liked that town. More welfare slum per square acre than anyplace I have ever seen in the US (I've never been to DC, but hear it is bad also). If they want levies so they can live below sea level, fine, let them pay for them, not the rest of us. Other places that are prone to natural disaster do receive some disaster relief but nothing like a government funded attempt to prevent those disasters. Tornado shelters, earthquake code building, etc, etc are funded by individuals not the government. Recovery in these areas are mostly done on insurance money, not federal aid.
After Katrina, I always thought the first step in rebuilding the area should of been blowing the levies and then telling the poeple to now build where there is dry land. Of course, since a Hurricane can be seen coming for days on end and is not a "suprise attack by Nature" like tornados, earthquakes, etc and the people were told ahead of time to evacuate, the state even had lots of unused busses it provided for evacutation, then I didn't really support the rescue efforts either. Those people made their choice, they should of had to live (or not) with that choice. Stupidity breeds stupidity, allowing stupid people to eliminate themselves from the gene pool is a good thing, the sooner the better.
"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
- Abraham Lincoln
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius