Finally, a voice of reason:
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo says it's time to stop "runaway government spending" on post-Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.
"Enough is enough," the Colorado congressman said in a statement today, aiming to head off requests for more money to help New Orleans recover from the hurricane that ravaged the city and much of the Gulf coast two years ago this week.
Citing a Government Accountability Office report, Tancredo said potentially more than $1 billion in taxpayer money has been "squandered through waste, fraud and abuse."
"This whole fiasco has been a perfect storm of corruption and incompetence at all levels" Tancredo said. "It's time the taxpayer gravy train left the New Orleans station."
New Orleans is my favorite city in the world, mostly because I saw Alabama win three National Championships there. But I always had a grand time in the Big Easy even when 'Bama wasn't playing. Here's hoping they'll get their act together. If not, I still have some great memories.