Friday, May 16, 2008


Man on Bus, London UK 2006 from UK is OK
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Yesterday in a speech to the American Association for Public Opinion Research, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin cracked that the best way to deal with the homeless problem was to “find some bus tickets. We’ll see, one way.”
What kind of solution is this? Homelessness is a very serious issue that needs to be addressed. It is a catastrophe that 12,000 people are living on the streets of New Orleans. The problem has only gotten worse during the Nagin administration.
Remember in the immediate aftermath of Katrina, Nagin called on people to return to New Orleans, even though the housing stock was not restored. Certainly Nagin contributed to the problem the city is facing today.
His lack of leadership on the issue has been apparent. For months, Nagin has promised to address the growing homeless population encamped at the intersection of Canal and Claiborne Avenues; however, he has failed to take effective action. The homeless problem cannot be solved with one-way tickets out of town, but it does need to be addressed.
excerpt from: New Orleans Nagin's Homeless-Spun Joke Written by: Jeff Crouere


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