Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo
says it's time to stop "runaway government spending" on
post-Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts.
Louisiana's governor, Kathleen Blanco, called the statement "an
insult to Americans in need."
The Colorado congressman, a presidential candidate, said
"enough is enough," aiming to head off requests for more money to
help New Orleans recover from the hurricane that ravaged the city
and much of the Gulf Coast two years ago this week.
His statement comes two days after President Bush visited New
Orleans and promised residents "better days are ahead" and "we
haven't forgotten, and won't."
Katrina smashed through levees in New Orleans and flooded 80
percent of the historic city on August 29th of 2005. It also
obliterated coastal Mississippi and killed 1,600 people.