Should the other 49 states now start a class action lawsuit against the state of Louisiana?
I'm wondering if the other 49 states in the Union should start a class action lawsuit against Louisiana. A judge just ruled in favor of the "victims" of Katrina. Those are people who KNOWINGLY live in a city which is below sea level.
The judge ruled the United States Army Corps Of Engineers failed to maintain the shipping lanes, and levies to New Orleans, and that caused the flooding when Hurricane Katrina hit.
We The People (the taxpayers) pay for the United States Army Corps Of Engineers with our Federal Tax dollars.
It is predicted that the lawsuit is going to cost the U.S. Government (that actually means We The Taxpayer, in the end) 100 billion dollars. That is Billion with a "B."
Now I live in Washington state. The worst storms EVER to hit the continental U.S.A. hit my state. Not the state which have hurricanes, but my state. Few believe it, look up the Columbus Day storm of 1962, with 179 mph winds, before the final wind gages were ripped away.
Yet somehow, here in the Pacific Northwest we handle it, even the millions of trees that get blown down. We don't sue the Government.
I personally don't feel like extending a single dime to a city that is built below sea level and continues to sink deeper and deeper every single year. I don't want to send them a penny, via Federal Tax dollars, for the "victims" sueing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
In fact, I want to see New Orleans returned to it's natural state. Land that is below sea level, natural habitat for nesting water fowl, fish, alegators, turtles, snakes, and so forth.
Are there any other states which would like to sue Louisiana for "mantaining" a dangerous city below sea level, and see that swampland returned to its natural state?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
My. The motto "United We Stand" sure sounds evident in this post.
- Anonymous4 years ago
smoking is a luxury of life. for most smokers a stress reliever. you cant sue the federal government because you fell down a cliff while hiking. you paid taxes to use those hiking trails but you got hurt while doing it. you cant sue because you make a mistake. smoking is a decision and if you have health threats from smoking and are going to let "addiction of cigarettes" control your fate, you do not have the will to live and nothing can change that. i am a smoker. i know that i will pay for it later in life but really, what choice has generations of freeloaders and irresponsible people left me to live with? a global warmed and dying planet where gas costs 2.75 a gallon and my smokes cost double that and it is getting worse and worse by the business day. i need my killer cigs to live man. if weed is legallized i will seriously be on a truth commercial myself.
- 1 decade ago
The city leaders of New Orleans, the state of Louisiana, and the stupid, STUPID people who were still in New Orleans when Katrina hit owe the rest of the country an APOLOGY.
- Boomer WisdomLv 71 decade ago
Oops, you have a typo in your question. You mean to say "56" states.
Me, I'm moving to Salt Lake for the next natural catastrophe.
As for being underwater, I'm from California and we've already sunk into the Pacific under the weight of our own socialist debt...
"Got swim fins?"
Nov. 2010. It's down to that.
Now, help me with this heavy crate of tea....
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- buttercupLv 41 decade ago
That's crazy, i had no idea that this had taken place and that New Orleans would be getting any more of our taxpayer dollars. Didn't they already squander, defraud, and complain about every cent of aid they already got?
- DotLv 61 decade ago
Not all of it is below sea level.
Its a shame that we are both Americans and you want to destroy my home.