By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
— Albert Camus
… and sometimes it doesn’t even have a policy.
Reports on the one year anniversary of Katrina consistently indicate that if they can do it themselves, or they’re lucky enough to receive charitable help (like that provided by the Canadian Auto Workers), rebuilding is possible for some New Orleans residents.
If they’re waiting for their tax dollars to do something about it, well…