I read this, and I wanted to start your own thread.N8 said:New Orleans is 80% black and has been governed by democrats for 60 some-odd years and has one of the highest poverty and crime rate in the US. Apparently being governed by democrats ain't the Panacea you liberals would like the rest of us to believe it is. NO is a prefect example of how the democratic party takes advantage of minorities by making them helpless through a never ending stream of government welfare programs in order to stay in power. These programs don't provide a stepping stone out of poverty at all... instead it makes poverty a tolerable trap from which there is little motivation to exit. And as long as the democrat party masters provide the welfare, they can count on getting elected.
New Orleans is no welfare paradise. Crime and the abject poverty typical of the south makes being poor in New Orleans a short and miserable existence. This is one reason why many have left the city over the last 20 years.
Frankly, I have no idea what would improve New Orleans. I am hoping a fresh start might do something.