More than 40 percent of New Orleans adults lack the literacy skills to read basic government forms

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Date: August 28th, 2008

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New Orleans – Marsha Williams had always hesitated when mail arrived from the government. After Hurricane Katrina, she began to fear the letters. One warned that her apartment building could be shut down because of unrepaired storm damage. There were legal notices and forms. What did they all mean? At age 51, Williams was embarrassed she could not read much more than her own name and address. More… Magazine LaneDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoNutty News MarketplaceDiabetic Living Diet
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12 Responses to “More than 40 percent of New Orleans adults lack the literacy skills to read basic government forms”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    So you sat on your lazy ass all those years and did nothing about it?

  2. taxpayer Says:

    This is what the Democrat welfare state produces. They all just sit on the fron porch and wait for their welfare check while the rest of us work to pay for it. A preview of what will get worse with Obama.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Whole town full of lazy assholes.

  4. Ankharan Says:

    In today’s day and age, there is no reason for anyone other than those that are not capable by means of mental defect to be illiterate. None.

    If the bitch can’t read, it is her own fault. She refused to take care of a problem, and it is a problem, on her own. Any loss of property, wealth, status, is her own fault. Send her ass to Hatti or some other place where illiteracy is an acceptable form of social laziness.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    It isn’t just illiteracy that’s messing those people up, it’s total laziness. They complained about the downed trees and trash that still hasn’t been cleaned up from Katrina, yet THEY won’t get off their lazy asses and leave their FREE government housing to help for a day or two cleaning up. Onle the SEVERELY physically disabled can’t do anything. Everyone else SHOULD help, or lose their housing.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    well they,ll get another chance shortly,,with the new storm coming,,QUICK!!!! WHERES THE PLYWOOD?

  7. any mouse Says:

    I do agree that if you cannot read you should do something about the problem. It is your problem but with a little “work” (oh damn that 4 letter word again) it can be solved. BUT government forms should be written so that they are understandable, not by a bunch of politicians with law degrees. I have had to deal with this government double-speak my self lately (for a different reason) and it is hard at times to figure out what the hell they are talking about. KISS=Keep It Simple Stupid!

  8. Ankharan Says:

    Government forms are a way of deterring people from actually submitting the forms and allowing the government to penalize them, i.e., tax forms.

    I agree with Jefferson (I think it was him) lawyers should not be allowed to be in elected government offices.

  9. jonathan Says:

    “Government forms are a way of deterring people from actually submitting the forms and allowing the government to penalize them, i.e., tax forms.”

    Yep one giant conspiracy theory to extract more money out of our pockets, right Ankharan?

  10. Anonymous Says:

    That is basically what the govt is.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Well, they wanted New Orleans to be “chocolate”. Now they’re filled with illiterate people. GG, Negan.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    “chocolate” in the case of New Orleasn equals illiterate with Negan’s assistance.

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