Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rebuilding or Not?

The Chronicle's Eric Berger asks an uncomfortable question: should we re-build Galveston? In particular, should taxpayer money be used to do so?

I dislike the thought that tax money is used to do such things; if private citizens want to take up the idea, that's their affair. On the other hand, having a nice beach community an hour away is nifty, and certainly brings revenue into the area. Does that revenue pay for the cost of keeping the community in place?

What do you think?

1 comment:

SarahHub said...

That's a hard call. I remember thinking the same thing about New Orleans. I lean toward private funds, but I have so much compassion for those who lost so much.