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Black Agenda Report compares New Orleans to Iowa after Rush Limbaugh’s remarks June 27, 2008

Posted by John in Media, Nature, Weather.
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From Rush Limbaugh:

I see devastation in Iowa and Illinois that dwarfs what happened in New Orleans. I see people working together. I see people trying to save their property. I don’t see a bunch of people running around waving guns at helicopters. I don’t see a bunch of people shooting cops. I don’t see a bunch of people raping people on the street. …

From Black Agenda Report:

New Orleans residents were about four times as likely as their Iowa counterparts not to have access to a vehicle that could facilitate their escape. …

[P]utting aside the cash welfare received by Iowans, which as noted above was actually more, per household, than that received by New Orleanians, crop subsidies indicate that Iowans were and are more government dependent than the residents of New Orleans, no matter what the racist and classist perceptions of the general public may be. …

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