The subtle persuasion is working and Washington is slowly starting to realize they are about to be on the hook to the tunes of billions of dollars if the lawsuits start flowing.
Today the WH announced 1.6 billion dollars to repair the existing levees and bring them to the levels we were told they were before Katina. MAKE NO MISTAKE No matter how many people on CNN tell you otherwise… THIS IS NOT AN UPGRADE OF THE LEVEES.
This is simply fixing the design flaws caused by the negligence of the Corps of Engineers. (1)
To Donald Powell’s credit, he publicly admitted the money was being spent to “correct the design and construction flaws within the system.” (So those of you telling me there are none, please forward your comment to him 🙂
AGAIN- The Feds had not promised a single penny to improve the levees only to repair the fatal flaws in the system and bring them up the levels they should have been before the storm. Never confuse the two.
I’ll probably have more later including links. Busy.
(1) Update/Edit: Well, and to fix the effects of age would should be been addressed before the storm too.