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'Operation offset'

"'Operation offset'" Continued...

Issue: "Rita: Strike 2," Oct. 1, 2005

The debate about where or whether to rebuild seems to have ended in Washington before it began. Federal dollars are heading to New Orleans to remake it into a shining city in a ditch regardless of how many people follow.

The issue now is whether to hand the bill over to future generations, which already face an enormous tab for Medicare and other entitlements. "Congress must ensure," said Rep. Pence, "that a catastrophe of nature does not become a catastrophe of debt for our children and grandchildren."

Fallen STAR
Timothy Lamer
Timothy Lamer

Tim is managing editor of WORLD magazine.

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