Bottom line is those people were duped into believing the Government would take care of them, buy their food , pay their rent, you know "even the playing field", much like Obama is offering now. Their Democrat leaders failed them by waiting on someone to come and Bail them out.
No sir Mr. SoCoKHntr, Bush is not to blame but rather this "take no personal responsibility for yourself cause the Government will take care of us" attitude that the Liberal democratic party keeps pushing down the American public's throat, only this time people died because of it.
If Bush was really to blame the Obama camp would be all over it saying McCain would have done the same, but it aint happening....theres a reason and I think you know the answer to that.
Reading your code speak for these were poor, ghetto, welfare minorities, who should have known better and thus deserved what they got. Can I ask if you are a religious man? Even if as you say that these people should have known better, are you implying Jesus response would have been "these lazy ghetto fools shoulda known better so let em die,"! You think once the suffering was apparent it would be prudent for a moral and God fearing man who had the power to do something about it to do it.
I honestly feel your position of indifference and hostility to a group of people you label as lazy and undeserving is the biggest sin of all. If you practiced what Jesus taught it would be offering what you have at anytime without any judgement. After all he said leave the judgement to him. In my view you carry a lot of prejudice in your heart as many in this country do and it aint what God would want.