Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
IS ANYONE PAYING ATTENTION IN WASHINGTON?
I picked up my daily newspaper on the first day of October, and three stories dominated the news. “The Government Shuts Down,” blared one headline. We have been hearing about this possibility for months as Republicans and Democrats, alike, have dug in their heels, with little effort to avert the closure of numerous government facilities.
Obamacare kicked off on the first day of the month facing a continuing barrage of criticism and unanswered questions. Again, this is a story that has been examined in massive detail since the day the healthcare law passed over two and a half year ago.
Then there was Biggert-Waters. Huh? Never head of it, you say? Well, it was federal legislation, passed without a discouraging word of protest, with the support of virtually every member of the Louisiana and Gulf Coast and East Coast legislative delegations. What will this new legislation do? Stick property owner in flood prone areas with rate increases that some news reports peg as high as 3000 percent.
“But we didn’t know,” protest many members of congress. Here’s what one of the main authors of the legislation had to say after these new unaffordable rate increases were authorized: “As one of the primary authors of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act and a longtime advocate for the people of southern Louisiana, I can state that it was never the intent of Congress to impose the types of punitive and unaffordable flood insurance premiums that residents of southern Louisiana are currently facing,” Maxine Waters said. This is the lady who wrote the law, yet she candidly admits she had no idea of the detrimental effect she produced. Continue Reading…………………