I do not watch 60 Minutes or read newspapers much including watching the News on TV. I get most of my news from the Internet and that is for the most part. With what I meant by Welfare State is this: The State of Louisiana is a Liberal minded state which is all government and very little if any self responsibilty. There is to me little to no way to prepare for the Katrina Hurricane than the if thing is seeing it happen in the news then it becomes the responsibility of the individual to get out before the thing strikes instead of waiting for any of the governments to tell the person to get out of the town and helping them out except for the Disabled and including incapable physically and mentally for those people, then it falls entirely on the local and State Government to help those individuals out and in this case it was a big F-U-C-K-U-P to the umpteenth degree. that I agree with but on the Local and State Government only none of the Federal Government at all it is not their responsibility. The State and Local Governments of Louisiana should have said to the Army Corps of Engineering to fix the leeves before Katrina with the State and Local funds to do the job but it was not done and I give you that as well. Me as an American I am not Ashamed of being an American because of Katrina. I was not there to help so why should I be ashamed? To add: I do not blame myself for Katrina because I will not do it due to I was not there and if I was I would help if I could at that time. The only ones that should be blamed is only the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans Governments for not getting out their citizens before the Hurricane struck.