Argument: Rebuilding New Orleans can be funded by cutting pork

Issue Report: Rebuilding New Orleans


Jay Ambrose. “To rebuild New Orleans, D.C. should forgo pork and corporate welfare”. Desert News. 25 Sept. 2005 – “This nation is going to rebuild a major city — New Orleans — and that won’t come cheap. Some say the federal government’s contribution alone could end up being $200 billion, and some also say there’s just one way to come up with the money: Raise taxes. […] That’s wrong, even though worries about the federal deficit are right. […] You can start, in fact, with corporate welfare, a favorite target of the liberals as well as of many principled conservatives. […] You can then move to pork, which used to be a specialty of Democrats until Republicans took over both houses in Congress.”