They just sat there.
Maybe it’s a culture thing. Maybe it’s, yes, the welfare culture thing. Have these people gotten so dependent on government handouts that they won’t even lift a finger to save their own lives? If that’s the case, whatever government does to put New Orleans back together is useless. It won’t fix that problem. I hope that those who stayed, and are now in some other place beginning to put their lives together again, will take advantage of the new opportunities they have to make a fresh start and become a productive and useful member of society.
UPDATE: It looks like some of them are. HT neo-neocon