Before Katrina, there was a lot of arguing about base closings. Rumsfeld was trying to close down military bases all over the country. (I agree with him on this one. Lots of military bases are left over from the Cold War when we had more soldiers.) Local politicians were fighting to keep the bases open, not because the Pentagon needs them, but because they funnel money into local communities.
Military bases are communities with housing, kitchens and stores.
We have 80,000 plus people without housing.
It would ease the pain of base closings AND provide shelter for thousands of people if we put the refugees in the military bases, wouldn't it? That's a lot better than putting people in a stadium, isn't it?
Actually, here in San Antonio that's exactly what they'll be doing with one of the old air force bases.
Wow...an actual...uh...good idea.
It's a great idea. That's probably why it would never get through Congress.
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