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If You Like FEMA, You'll Love HUD

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Not content to spearhead the bulldozing of thousands of habitable public-housing apartments in New Orleans while the erstwhile residents remain in exile, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to Thursday's Times-Picayune, is slow-walking renters on assistance in the wake of the 2005 flooding out of tens of thousands of affordable units. The Kafkaesque mobius strip of bureaucratic delays and excuses contrasts interestingly with the long-ago Jackson Square promise by the President to cut through red tape. And, like most folks spotlighted in such stories, the people reported on in this story are not sitting idle waiting for your money, they're out working, trying hard to rebuild their lives.

Not that either presidential candidate appears to notice.

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