as promised….

Politifact: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the federal government (along with state and local help) committed more than $14 billion to develop a levee and pumping system around New Orleans capable of protecting against a 100-year storm. It would be the biggest civil works project in the history of the Army Corps of Engineers. And Obama promised it would be completed by 2011.

As promised, nearly six years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, that goal has largely been accomplished.

According to a May 29, 2011, story by Mark Schleifstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, “The new system represents an unprecedented engineering feat that took six years to build, with more than $8 billion spent so far on design and construction. And it required a complete rewriting of the rules used by the corps to build both levees and hurricane levees.”

…. the second part of Obama’s campaign promise …. “the ultimate goal of protecting the entire city from a Category 5 storm”.

To that end, a federal task force sent the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Study to Congress last year including several options to reach that longer term goal …. John Barry, vice president of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, said the levees designed to protect against a 100-year storm are “pretty much finished” and that he’s satisfied the corps has met that part of its goal….

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25 Responses to “as promised….”

  1. 1 Obama Grandmama
    August 24, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Wow! Just wow! He is really doing well on his promise list and if you add in while having the worst opposition in recent history it is truly amazing! Way to go Mr President!

  2. 5 utaustinliberal
    August 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    He really is 100% consistent isn’t he. Ah………the joy of having a President who does what he says he will do. Pure and utter bliss.

  3. 7 Me4obama
    August 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Thank you Mr. president for another promise kept and thanks to all the TOD Family for your unconditional Love and Support you give PBO every single day. I would like to let you know of my knew hobby, everyday i record how many twitter followers PBO has gained and am happy to report that he gained over 21,000 followers just today. I will record until the 10,000,000 mark which will be soon also I can see chipsticks is inching the 4,000,000 hits, keep clicking. Yipppeeeee. Good night Family.

    • 8 a4alice
      August 24, 2011 at 11:17 pm

      Ten milion? Wow. Thats a lot

    • 9 HZ
      August 24, 2011 at 11:27 pm

      Thank you Me4Obama. Yes, Chipsticks will get it as well. We are pulling for our family here, and most of all our wonderful and diligentt founder, Ms. Chipsticks. We love you Chips. Thank you so much for everything that you do for us here. Love you back so very much.HZ

  4. 10 halo
    August 24, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Bet you won’t hear Bobby “creepy Kenneth” Jindal saying Thank you.

  5. 11 MTmarilyn
    August 24, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Just in time for hurricane season. That is great. Know the people of New Orleans are happy. What does the governor have to say?

  6. August 24, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Can you all imagine where this country would now be if PBO had gotten a tad more cooperation. or fewer blue dogs? Damn shame.

    • 13 EDP4BHO
      August 24, 2011 at 11:12 pm

      Yep, but watch the opposition claim it’s been finished because of Shrub. They cannot control their jealousy. God is watching !

      • 14 HZ
        August 24, 2011 at 11:30 pm

        EDP4BHO, God is not only watching, but there is a justice pronoouncement coming upon those who do this evil to the people of this country, the world, and to this wonderful President. We will work and wait with grace. HZ

  7. 15 Pamela
    August 24, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    What? Another promise kept? One can only imagine what he could do if the Dark Side was not working against him! May the Force be with you, PBO, we sure are!

  8. 16 joyce
    August 24, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Slightly o/t but if anyone want to see another beautiful picture of our president go to The People’s View under The Righteous Man you will just love it. The article is great also just great

  9. 18 StR
    August 24, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    So it’s strengthened to 100yr storm, but not Cat 5 – I’ve read that article three times now and can’t figure out what it’s saying. Cat 5 protection would cost 100B and take many years? 100 yr storm protection started 6 yrs ago – so under Bush?

    100 yr storm would have protected against Katrina? Category 5 is the worst case scenario type of deal?

    • 19 jacquelineoboomer
      August 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm

      I think the “six years” reference is that it’s been six years since Katrina. Believe President Obama promised that the 100-year storm protection would be completed in 2011, and that’s the promise kept (i.e., it’s functionally complete). The Cat. 5 goal is much harder to reach, and here is described as “aspirational.” Someone else may have a better answer.

  10. 21 ChristiMtl
    August 24, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    The propaganda machine that is the media is years and years in the making. This type of good news will never be on the air, or just barely mentioned,.

    • 22 HZ
      August 24, 2011 at 11:34 pm

      ChristiMtl, maybe we could(those of us who are tech savvy already) can do a twitter to Rachel, since she laid all over POB about the other incident in the same state. How about that?

  11. 24 GGail
    August 24, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Maybe we should send this thread to the Louisiana Government. I just checked the New Orleans and State current news reports and found – nada, zilch, nothing.

    Here’s my thank you Mr. President for another Promise Made – Promise Kept. You’re a good man and a steadfast President.

  12. August 25, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Well TOD Community this is another countdown we should all watch and work for there are 440 DAYS ,62 WEEKS,10,560 HOURS until we all finish the job that is the most important to us all. That Job is voting in a strong congress and a stronger senate that backs The Most Competent President we all ever seen in our life time. YES WE CAN DO IT AGAIN

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