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Many Hurricane Katrina Victims Plan To Stay In Houston.

The Houston Chronicle reports that a majority of the poorest Hurricane Katrina evacuees from New Orleans plan to stay in Houston.  Some Houston residents are upset with the increased crime displaced Katrina people have brought. You can’t blame them for being upset.  

Yet it is also true that both Louisiana and Texas have long been indifferent to the poor.  Maybe what both states should do, in addition to telling hurricane victims that at some point they must get to work, is to raise the tax revenue required to treat all residents decently. It is time for Texas and Louisiana to finally become modern first-world societies.    

September 9, 2006 Posted by | Houston, Hurricane Katrina, Taxes---Yes! | Leave a comment