New Orleans’ Infrastructure Is Crumbling; Will Trump Plan Help?

By and | February 7, 2018

  • February 7, 2018 at 8:27 am
    Tax Cuts 4 PolaRich Bears says:
    Hot debate. What do you think?
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    If Liberals truly believe in rising sea levels due to their Global Warming Hoax, they won’t ask for Fed funding of rebuilding a city that has major sectors CURRENTLY BELOW sea level.

    I’ve got my bag o’ popcorn and will sit back and wait to see what Liberals running (down) Nawlins’ will do in regard to rebuilding infrastructure.

    The best plan is to develop outside the city’s current perimeter, on higher ground. Abandon the low level land, and return it to seasonal farming, hiking/ biking/ camping trails and facilities, and city parks. A few spots could be used as commercial land for elevated warehouses with mobile autos that can be evacuated when waters rise.

    • February 7, 2018 at 8:57 am
      Cut the Bias says:
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      Or they could do as many European cities have done and are planning to do by installing better dyke systems.

      Sure, the cities being that close to rising waters is a terrible idea, but you aren’t going to convince millions of people around the country to leave the low-lying areas where culture and familial relationships have thrived for generations. Instead, make them pay for their desire to live in the areas which require ever-increasing infrastructure spending.

      I don’t mind people living in New Orleans, just don’t put your hand out every time there is a bad storm while at the same time voting down vital tax increases to pay for infrastructure every time they come up for a vote.

      • February 12, 2018 at 9:59 am
        Tax Cuts 4 PolaRich Bears says:
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        I won’t convince people to leave as well as rising waters and rising insurance costs. QED
        Einstein (paraphrased): Insanity is repeating a failed action, expecting a different outcome.

      • February 12, 2018 at 12:31 pm
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        That doesn’t fit his retarded theory though, so it can’t be considered. His plan was for the federal government to buy all property in places at risk of flooding and relocate people inland. That includes NY city. He can’t be taken seriously.

      • February 13, 2018 at 7:25 am
        Tax Cuts 4 PolaRich Bears says:
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        @UW; Your Socialist Fakenomics are wrong, again! Let me help you with your reply; “Yeah, but that’s only one month…and FY ’18 is still in a deficit position”.

        https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/feds-collect-record-taxes-first-month-under-tax-cut-run-surplus

        PS at a $50B surplus/ month, the FY ’18 deficit will be erased in 4 months. But, I expect the surplus to uptick in the next few months.

        • February 13, 2018 at 10:50 am
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          “While the Treasury was collecting its record $1,130,550,000,000 in taxes from October through January, it was spending $1,306,268,000,000.”

          I applaud the Trump gov’t in their efforts to collect a record $1.1T in taxes but don’t see it as a complete success story since they spent $1.3T over the same amount of time.

          What good is collecting record revenue if we keep spending more than we take in? Come on fiscally responsible republicans….do more to reduce gov’t spending; whatever you’ve done so far is only adding to our deficit!

        • February 13, 2018 at 1:36 pm
          Cut the Bias says:
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          “The levels of federal taxes and federal spending fluctuate from month to month, and it is not unusual—but not always the case—for the federal government to run a surplus in January.”
          (13 of last 20 January’s have run surpluses)

          Tell us again, Polar, how these surpluses are going to last. Your analysis is always so spot on!

          • February 13, 2018 at 4:15 pm
            Tax Cuts 4 PolaRich Bears says:
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            You’ll just have to wait to see for yourself because you’re brainwashed into thinking anything done by politicians who aren’t Socialists will fail. No one cares what Rosenblatt wrote, which doesn’t reflect the summary point of the article. Lie all you want about TAX CUTS having a negative impact on revenues. It was proven via Reagan’s tax cuts and Kennedy’s tax cuts and Bush’s tax cuts. Workers receiving bonuses and their companies are CONFIDENT in the positive impact of a tax cut. Time will tell, and I’ll bookmark this thread to re-post, time and again, in each future month with positive impacts… to see how many of you want to respond to multiple months with positive revenue over expenditures differences.

          • February 13, 2018 at 4:26 pm
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            “No one cares what Rosenblatt wrote” Nobody cares if we keep increasing the deficit? There has to be DOZENS of fiscally conservative people living in our country!! DOZENS I TELL YOU!! :)

          • February 14, 2018 at 12:31 am
            Cut the Bias says:
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            Polar, I would welcome that happening, but it ain’t going to happen, and believe me, when it doesn’t happen you are going to pretend like you never made this post or make up some nonsense about Deep State hiding the true numbers or something else desperate and insane.

  • February 7, 2018 at 1:25 pm
    Plymn says:
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    Wasn’t this part one of the shovel-ready projects from the last administration?

    • February 7, 2018 at 3:35 pm
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      As I recall it was and did anything ever get done with all that money?

      • February 7, 2018 at 4:31 pm
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        Katrina was one of the most expensive hurricanes ever. What happened to all that money? Perhaps the conviction of Nagin (mayor) would shed some light.

  • February 7, 2018 at 4:30 pm
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    When I was in NOLA last Fall, most of Bourbon St was dug up and they were trying to replace old water & sewer lines. Apparently this project had exceeded the proposed timeline by several months and there was no end in sight. I spoke to several locals and they stated the bond money collected for the project had “mysteriously” run out and the project had been delayed. When I inquired why they had no funds to complete the project, they laughed while explaining “that’s the Louisiana Way”! I don’t think Federal Money will help this.

  • February 7, 2018 at 7:06 pm
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    ” City officials have spent an average of about $2 million a year maintaining the city’s streets during the last decade, the audit says, when they should have been spending about 16 times that much.”?
    FEMA auditor says $2Billion should be taken back.

    “A draft audit by a federal inspector general recommends taking back most of the $2 billion for repairs to streets and underground pipes that the Federal Emergency Management Agency awarded to New Orleans in a global settlement for damage related to Hurricane Katrina.”

    New Orleans has an annual Budget of $1 Billion a year. Most parts of the City you risk a flat tire from the pot holes.

    • February 8, 2018 at 11:32 am
      Agent says:
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      NCIS New Orleans films there. Wonder where they can find roads to drive on that aren’t poor. They have to be paying for rights to film there. Mayor’s office?



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