We have already proven the Mayor of New Orleans and the Governor really screwed the pooch. Come on, do I have to point out the school bus pix again? Now we are hearing it is all the President's and republican Legislature's fault that the levees were not fixed. Because the funding was cut from the budget, the levees failed and BushHitlerHaliburton killed thousands. One, even if the funding had been approved, do any of you think the work would start and complete in a few months, weeks , or even years? This is the Government! We have been waiting four years to get a traffic light installed in the town where I live (yes I am aware that it is a State, not Federal problem).
It appears we have the leftist Enviro weenies to blame. It seems they are the ones who objected to improvements to prevent the flooding of New Orleans, because saving people and property always takes a backseat to preserving wetlands, animals and the environment to the likes of The Sierra Club:
[T]here was a proposed flood prevention project, aborted nearly thirty years ago, which would have alleviated the flooding of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. This project was to build floodgates at Chef Menteur and Rigolets passes to block storm surges from the Gulf causing Lake Pontchartrain to flood New Orleans, which is what happened during Hurricane Katrina.http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1479991/posts (stolen from C&S)
Why was this project aborted? Environmentalists sued to have it stopped. An environmentalist group stated the proposed Rigolets and Chef Menteur floodgates of the Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Prevention Project would have a negative effect on the environment.
During the course of the trial the defense counsel, US Attorney Gerald Gallinghouse, felt so strongly that the project should continue that, according to one source, he said, "...He would go before the United States Congress with (Congressman) F. Edward Hebert to pass a resolution, exempting the Hurricane Barrier Project from the rules and regulations of the National Environmental Policy Act because, in his opinion, it is necessary to protect the citizens of New Orleans from a hurricane."
Despite this, the judge ruled in favor of the environmentalists and the project was aborted. However, the ACE (Army Corps of Engineers) considered this project so important they never scrapped the plans for it.
At this point, I guess we can blame all living Presidents for the flooding. There you go, Hillary, YOU (as Co-President) are to blame for listening to American hating, people hating enviromentalist dickwads. Hearings over, taxpayer money saved.