Hurricane Betsy, 1965, was also the signal event whereby the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took command of the levees from local levee authorities. This was unconstitutional. With such blurred lines of accountability, there's no wonder the response was so inadequate.
Too much dependence on the federal government to take care of us did not come about because of G.W. Bush. FEMA needs to be put out of business and the Corps of Engineers scaled back. Return the money to the states and the people.
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