Thursday, September 29, 2005

We'll Take Your House. Oh, You Don't Have A House

Look! On the horizon. There's a cloud of dust and a hearty "Hi yo Silver away! It's the George Orwell Memorial Don't Look Over There Just Listen Photo Of The Day:

So, the federal government took a pretty big hit for fumbling the ball when it came to Katrina. Rita was better by some accounts, but there is no new storm on the horizon, so now you would think the government could go full bore into helping those refugees get their lives back right?


Four weeks after New Orleans flooded and tens of thousands of other residents of the Gulf Coast also lost their homes and livelihoods, a stricter new personal bankruptcy law scheduled to take effect Oct. 17 is likely to finish the Republican economic plan to whitify the Big Easy .

Representative James Sensenbrenner Jr. the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, rejected the notion of reopening the legislation, saying it already included provisions that would ensure that people left "down and out" by the storm would "be in a hole so deep they'd have to look up to see down."

Democrats who had long fought against the law and had lobbied for reopening the legislation were told to "get over it" by Sensenbrenner. "Those people look an awful lot like democrats to me," he said. "Dark ones at that. You tell them this is their reward for voting for Kerry."

When asked for the president's position on the bankruptcy law, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said, "The president believes in the ownership society. If you own something, OK, if not, no soup for you! Ha. Am I a card or what?"

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