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Louisiana congressman: 'God cleaned up NOLA public housing'


Representative Richard H. Baker (Repug-LA 6th) has the real solution to fighting social ills – let them wash away by God’s hand.

The Louisiana Repug solution to poverty – let the poor get blown out/drowned out of the projects. From the WSJ Washington Wire, via Raw Story:

Two shaky [Louisiana] House incumbents, Democrat Melancon and Republican Boustany, hope response to hurricane rallies voters behind them. House Republican campaign chief Reynolds touts chance to market conservative social-policy solutions; Rep. Baker of Baton Rouge is overheard telling lobbyists: “We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn’t do it, but God did.”

Baker explains later he didn’t intend flippancy but has long wanted to improve low-income housing.

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