The effects of Hurricane Bush

"We will do everything in our power to help the people and the communities affected by this storm..." -- George W. Bush on Katrina.

"[W]hen it comes to actually being prepared for situations like this, Bush has done quite a bit in his power to make certain that the government's ability to help local residents has been reduced," writes Chris Bowers.

He then lists everything from secondary effects like the thinning of the national guard -- Louisiana has (along with NY) lost more national guard troops than any other state which, in turn, has drastically cut into recruitment -- to direct cuts in New Orleans' Army Corps of Engineers' funding to the tune of $71.2 million.

Read here for oil ramifications.

Scott Shields adds that global warming caused unchecked CO2 emissions are likely to spawn increasingly powerful hurricanes. But that's only our grandchildren. What do they matter? (MyDD)

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