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Response to ashtonelijah (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 06:09 AM

106. We are one country,one world. Should be automatic aid everywhere needed.

 

I don't think I have seen the thread you are refering to.

Hope everyone is found alive and that very quickly, the damage assertained, and the money released quickly to rebuild. Compassion for all in all states.

I am from New Jersey, and have two friends in Mississippi, and have been in the state three times, always feeling welcome (can't say that about some other states).

States should not be pitted against states at all. However, politics in a sense does come into play, because of people's attitudes about what government should and should not do, some parts of the elected officials don't want government to do a damned thing to help anyone
(so its not the people themselves, but the elected leaders. (The Tea party philosophy is less than 20% of the nation, but has very vocal elected people from that party, and the do-nothing whatsoever is their party, and it is not only in the south, as Wisconsin is way up North).
and I have been saying, let's make every state blue, I do not see why the entire south cannot again be blue like it was for LBJ and like it was for Jimmy Carter. And like it can be again in 2016 (according to polls Hillary is going to win at least 5 or 6 now red states, some very red states).

In states that are the poorest economically, I just do not understand why the people who vote for republicans do that. It is against everything that can help.The democratic party can offer so much more help.
There should be great heavily financed candidates that are democratic in every single district througout the south.

Katrina showed both the devastation of Mother Nature, and storms the last decade all over are getting worse and worse (climate change) and Katrina showed the horrible racism still at play in the USA, the rightwing stressing the non-existent riots, and the first whispered, then fact, then jailtime for the cops on Danzinger Bridge who killed any black person attempting just to reach the dry land on the other side.Katrina for all intents and purposes politically was an ethnic cleansing, of one specific people out of the state, and changing a 50-50 state to
at best 65-35.imho

Hate to go political but in a sense, it is all connected because these storms are not just randomly just happening to get worse and worse than ever, it is the climate change and the differences of the two parties on this specific issue (where one side completely ignores it, says it doesn't exist, and votes everything down or threatens to, and, the audacity in 2000 of Nader the Green 3rd partyist saying Gore and Bush were the same, just on the environment issue alone.
And the unseating of Jimmy Carter in 1980.

If only everyone in enough numbers had come out and rallied behind him in a fractured democratic party, how much better off the USA would be.

Let's turn Mississippi and everywhere else blue

And the same aid should be given instantly in all 50 states when tragedy occurs. It should be as quick as possible, and rebuilding should be done as quick as possible.
It is in storms where people see tax dollars being used.

(while we my area were spared the 5 feet of snow some in Mass got, we still got 15 inches by Saturday morning, and our local taxes sent the plows in early Saturday and the streets were 100% cleared of any piece of snow at least in our town, which people complain at times in town, of too high taxes (state and property).

But in storms, it shows why they are needed.
More taxes=more services. There is not a person in our town that wasn't during Sandy,
thrilled to see any sign of the government at work during the 9 days power was out.

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