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Posted: 9/16/2005 9:06:55 AM EDT

Bush: Rebuilding Must Address Inequality

Bush Says Gulf Coast Must Be Rebuilt With Eye Toward Wiping Out Poverty, Inequality in Region

By NEDRA PICKLER Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON Sep 16, 2005 — President Bush said Friday that the Gulf Coast must be rebuilt with an eye toward wiping out the persistent poverty and racial injustice plain to all in the suffering of the black and the poor in Hurricane Katrina's wake.

"As we clear away the debris of a hurricane, let us also clear away the legacy of inequality," Bush said during a national prayer service with other political leaders and religious figures from the affected region at the National Cathedral."

Also Friday, White House officials said that taxpayers will pay the bill for the massive reconstruction program for the hurricane ravaged-Gulf Coast and that the huge expense will worsen the nation's budget deficit.

Several dozen evacuees and first responders, all from New Orleans, filled one side wing. The president and his wife, Laura, sat solemnly in a front pew along with Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne.

Before Bush's remarks, Bishop T.D. Jakes, head of 30,000-member Potter's House church in Dallas, delivered a powerful sermon in which he called upon Americans to "dare to discuss the unmentionable issues that confront us" and to not rest until the poor are raised to an acceptable living standard.

"Katrina, perhaps, she has done something to this nation that needed to be done," Jakes said. "We can no longer be a nation that overlooks the poor and the suffering, that continues past the ghetto on our way to the Mardi Gras."

Bush, faced with continuing questions about whether help would have been sent more quickly to the storm zone if most victims had not been poor and black, echoed those themes in his brief remarks.

"Some of the greatest hardships fell upon citizens already facing lives of struggle, the elderly, the vulnerable and the poor," he said. "As we rebuild homes and businesses, we will renew our promise as a land of equality and decency and one day Americans will look back at the response to Hurricane Katrina and say that our country grew not only in prosperity but in character and justice."
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:15:58 AM EDT
Maybe we could start by employing the "victims" in cleaning up and rebuilding their city.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:18:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By skpp108:
Maybe we could start by employing the "victims" in cleaning up and rebuilding their city.

You think they are gonna work to rebuild it themselves? The same people living off the gov? I would be impressed but I think they are gonna let someone else do the work and pay the bill.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:25:44 AM EDT
The only inequality involved is in the ability to get one's butt off the couch. End welfare now. That is the tough love solution and the ONLY solution that will work. The jizzy jacksons and the other welfare pimps and all of the civil rirhts industry should be put out of business.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:26:13 AM EDT
Social engineering: been there, done that, doesn't work.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:26:29 AM EDT
TRANSLATION: "We need to dump a ton of taxpayer's money in this area so we politicians look good for the next election!"

Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:27:21 AM EDT
LBJ couldn't of said it better
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:31:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Partisan:
The only inequality involved is in the ability to get one's butt off the couch. End welfare now.

This is the right answer, but it'll never happen without cities burning. People aren't going to be removed from the government dole without a fight.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:32:32 AM EDT
Man, you can criticize Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and all the other race hustlers who called Bush racist for the feds not swooping in like Superman to rescue 100,000 who wouldn't leave or couldn't leave due to a lot of different factors (none of which Bush could do anything about, nor was his job), but you have to admit: They get results!

Bush is now GROVELLING in penance opening the purse-strings to show "Look, I'm not racist! It's the government's fault you're poor! We failed to treat black people like the helpless dependent babies of the state that they are. What can the taxpayers of America give you to shut up?"

Same with Arafat. One of the worst people who lived in the 20th century, a vile corrupt killer and liar who caused untold human misery.....but look at his results: Israel's now the second-most hated country in the world and called an apartheid terrorist state, even though it's one of the biggest victims of terrorism in the world! The Palestinian Authority can rake in hundreds of millions of dollars for just saying they'll consider peace. But they don't have to actually honor such considerations and no one will hold them accountable for breaking their word. Arafat trained the world to act like this.
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 9:35:26 AM EDT
Socialism at work boys!
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