Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Dependent State

On the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, local relief agencies in north Texas are complaining that aid for victims of the storm has "slowed to a trickle."

Two years is a long time. I don't think that any reasonable person would oppose short term assistance to the victims of the hurricane from both public and private sources; however, this would seem to be an instance where the availability of aid may actually prevent people from taking the steps needed to move on with their lives.

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