Saturday, December 10, 2005
Another Refusal of Aid to New Orleans
The Bush administration has denied requests from Entergy Corp. for $350 million in federal aid to help rebuild the company's electric generating facilities in storm-ravaged New Orleans, according to documents obtained by Reuters on Friday. "We believe that transferring federal tax dollars to the bondholders and shareholders of a private firm is inappropriate," said Allan Hubbard, President George W. Bush's top economic adviser who also chairs a White House council on rebuilding the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina.I'm just surprised they didn't have Dick Cheney make that pronouncement.
Meanwhile, here's a couple of links on Allan Hubbard, here and
here. And yes, they make it crystal-clear that just as with every other Bush appointee, his main "job qualifications" are a) being a Republican and b) donating gobs of money to Bush's 2000 and 2004 campaigns.
Could they be worse for America even if they tried?
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