Tuesday, July 10, 2007
For Jeff Miller
What you talkin bout Willis?
U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, a Florida Republican from a town north of Pensacola who has previously advocated moving the hospital to his district, emerged as the strongest critic of the proposal to erect the hospital downtown. He said government should not chance a public investment in a vulnerable area that lost many of its veterans after Hurricane Katrina.
"Putting the replacement facility in a flood-prone area looks like no lesson was learned in the past," Miller said. "Putting it back in the same area that has had a population shift looks like the VA is not looking toward the future."
Some government decisions are realistic reponse to permanent changes, others help make temporary changes become permanent. That's all I have time for tonight, but I've posted about Miller before. The first time was when I was still pretty new at this.