Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Wireless New Orleans

Hurricane-ravaged New Orleans will deploy the nation’s first municipally owned wireless Internet system that will be free for all users, part of an effort to jump-start recovery by making living and doing business in the city as attractive as possible.

I’m not even sure how to respond.  Out of the vast devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina THIS is how they decide to spend federal disaster aid?  They are begging for money to pay municipal workers like garbage men without any garbage to pick up or just refusing to pick it up.  Or begging for money to pay teachers without any students.

We can debate whether or not it is necessary for government to rebuild New Orleans, but if they are going to do it, shouldn’t the money be used to repair the existing infrastructure and services?

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